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.
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.
And was getting better as I went along, as you can see.
Of course I received my hooks together with the yarn.
So I decided to experiment to see if I could achieve the correct tension for the coat.
All I need now is for my daughter to decide on colours and I will be into another long project.