Well I started the week by purchasing some hooks from purplelinda, just standard metal ones but a complete bargain for the price and, coincidentially, the same as the hook we had been given in our goodie bags at the crochet course.
Next, a schoolgirl error. I picked up the only crochet mag I could find. Bonus I thought, it's got six balls of wool on it, I can use them to practice on. BIG mistake! Awful awful acrylic wool! It split all over the place but I have managed to make something with it .. more on that later.
So, off the wool shop I went. Now our local wool shop is a little, um, chaotic to say the least. There is wool everywhere! Shelves, floor, the cash desk, piles by the door, under the shelves .. it's great! I wanted something a little better than I had but I wasn't quite ready for any sort of hand dyed proper posh wool. So I picked up some purple varigated wool - acrylic again but sooo much nicer than what I had. I also got myself a knitters needle to stitch things together.
Most exciting though, I treated myself to a gorgeous Lantern Moon hook case. Here it is -
Oh and even nicer, two Lantern Moon hooks, in a 4 and a 5, just to start with. Of course, I fully intend to get a whole set!
Finally, I thought I ought to have some sort of book to refer to. I can't get used to the English terminology so I went for this one, it looks a bit of fun and the author is American:
This is the good thing about getting a new hobby - all the lovely new stash you get to buy :-D