Monday, February 28, 2011

Favorite Things...

Everybody has a few favorite things...those things we treasure and hold on to, choose to use over something else, and simply do not want to share with anyone, for fear something dreadful may happen to it. At work, I have a most favorite pen, just a simple pen, but it writes very smoothly, and has a fine point. It doesn't leave my finger's all ink-y, and has one of thos cushiony doo-hinkies to make it more comfy on my finger. I don't share this pen with anyone...I have a couple share-worthy pens with gawdy rubber bands around them and no caps to prevent them from being swiped off my desk and tucked into a purse or pocket.

I also have a favorite cup to drink from, its an insulated cup with straw and keeps my water cold for a couple hours. I'm thinking of crocheting a snuggy for it, just to give it a touch of personality.

In my kitchen, I have a couple favorite utensils - my wooden spoon and my metal spatula. My favorite frying pan is cast iron and I use it for most all my cooking. I have different sizes, and treasure all of them the same. Most are several years old, ones my mom used when I was a kid. I don't allow anyone else to clean them...they require special cleaning that does not use soap.

For my crochet, my most favorite thing is my Jimbo crochet hook. I also have a couple Turn-of-the-Century hooks I really like, but my most favorite is my Jimbo. Its an I in size, and is very comfy to hold and work with. The TOC hooks I have are G & H in size. Tied with my Jimbo Hook is my Yarn Winder.  
My crochet cave is one end of our reclining love seat, and is right next to a built in book shelf. I am hoping to budget in later this spring a new Jimbo hook in a size L or M for a 2-strand flannelghan I'd like to make. I don't think I could pull it off with a 
metal hook I have in my not-so-favorites collection. They are all just too heavy.

So, what are your most favorite things??


  1. Wow, my most favorite things? That's a tough one. I have a lot of things I love, but not a lot that I just absolutely have to have and no one else can touch.

    One I guess would be this raggedy stuffed cat that my grandma made for me when I was real young. It's a white cat, in rough shape, but I've had her for a long long time. She kicked off a 'collection' from my family who decided I needed one of every stuffed white toy cat that they could find. Most of that collection is gone now, except for my raggedy old stuffed cat.
    All my crochet hooks are the cheap metal kind, sadly no Jimbo hook here :(

  2. Ooo that reminds me of this teddy bear in pjs i used to have. He was my absolute favorite - slept with it up til i got married the first time, when i was like 20!! It was a Christmas gift from my mom. I had it when the kids were little, but I think when I moved back in 2004 it got lost somehow.
    If you ever feel the need to splurge on something for your crocheting, Jimbo's hooks are awesome - you would especially see a difference in making those flannelghans with one of his hooks compared to a heavy metal hook. He will also customize it to your grip. Treat yourself girlfriend!!!

  3. Trust me, I'm tempted. very very tempted! Just need to save up the money for it. Hm, my anniversary is coming up soon...

    "hey honey, I want a Jimbo Hook for our anniversary!"

    long pause...

    "You want WHAT??"