I seem to be forever starting new projects at the moment. So much for my resolution at the beginning of the year to only start something new when something got finished ....perhaps I'll have better luck sticking to that philosophy next year ;)
The latest new start on the hook is a throw. I've been promising my soon to be sister-in-law I'd make her something for a while. So I recently sent her a bunch of pattern choices and asked her favorite colours. What she doesn't know is this will become her Christmas present (all being well).
Blues and Greys are the colour palette I'm working with, yummy. I picked up these relatively inexpensive giant balls of Hayfield Aran at Hobbycraft (they have 3 for 2 on all their yarn too).
here. I was a little worried as so far I've made crochet in blocks and joined to make larger projects but this starts with one long chain.
I started with a plastic hook that I had at home (I think it might have been one of Mum's) and I started to get in a panic as it really wasn't going well. I was just beginning to think I might have to go off and ask Sam to choose another pattern when I had the idea of trying another hook.
I had to go to 3 local stores (well when I say local they are all over North Wiltshire, but luckily places I regularly travel to for work) before I found somewhere that sold something other than plastic but finally came home with this beautiful wooden hook, double ended too.
Before I sign off I also have some yarny confessions to make...........while shopping for the hook I didn't have any cash on me, as the store is a small one I had to make a minimum spend to be able to use my debit card. So these fabulous sock yarns reduced down in price by £5 a ball also came home with me ;) (hmmmm you're meant to be reducing your stash not increasing it Angela!!!)
Have you bought any scrumptious craft supplies recently?