When you think you’ve bought 5 balls but it’s actually 10!

I’ve promised to make my daughter a coat – This one – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/priestess-coat

I like many or Regina’s designs but this is especially lovely and in Tunisian Simple stitch which I can just about manage.

But it is in Aran weight yarn and I only have a Tunisian hook for DK yarn, so I needed to buy a new one. In fact I decided I need two because I often need to use a larger hook to achieve the correct tension with ordinary crochet.

I didn’t want to use interchangeables and the only place I could find to buy straight Tunisian hooks that size was Purplelinda.

Now I hate paying postage and so there is always the urge to buy more, and so make it more worthwhile, when you are online.

So I decided to look at the SALE.

One of the things I found was damaged balls where you could get a miscellany of balls of the same yarn at a bargain price.

I had bought some James C Brett ‘Twinkle’ yarn when I was making the crochet paper chains so I was tempted by the thought of buying some more.

5 balls for £5 seemed like a good deal, so I added it to my basket.

When it came However. This is what I got.

10 balls of yarn

I was expecting the bundle on the left that was shown when I bought it. (Should have read the small print!) However the brighter green is very welcome. Haven’t decided what to do with all of it. Maybe a practice Tunisian garment for me.

I had been practising Tunisian simple stitch.

Tunisian simple stich in DK yarn

And was getting better as I went along, as you can see.

Of course I received my hooks together with the yarn.

Two Tunisian hooks

So I decided to experiment to see if I could achieve the correct tension for the coat.

Tunisian simple stich in Aran yarn

All I need now is for my daughter to decide on colours and I will be into another long project.

10 thoughts on “When you think you’ve bought 5 balls but it’s actually 10!

  1. Please do try the honeycomb Tunisian stitch as shown on Yarn Hook Needles. They have a video tutorial. I was always forgetting which row I was on, a knit or a purl row, so I drew up a cheat-sheet to show me which starting row I had done previously. One of the preceding rows looked like it started with a Yen symbol ( a Y with a line through it), one didn’t. So that way I knew which type of row I was on. The more rows I did, the easier it became to tell. I also just checked, and the Amazon UK site has a set of 11 aluminum T hooks for 8.49 (2mm-8mm) GBP, which is a pretty good deal. Yay for your extra yarns! Hugs

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    1. Sounds interesting but my eyes struggle with the knit stitch in the evening and the one time I tried the purl stitch I hated it. Thought I’d rather knit! Will check out what it looks like though.

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  2. Oh my goodness the coat looks gorgeous but pretty difficult. You are braver than me. Wonder what you will do with the bargain odd balls. I have just put in a big order to Wool Warehouse for my winter projects. I love the feeling of anticipation for a squishy parcel.

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    1. Yes the parcel was bigger than I expected. The red and green and silver balls will be good for Christmas themed makes. Since there’s so much other yarn it’s either offer it to other people or make me a top or something.

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