Unfortunately, when we were devising our new spending plan, I forgot to add in an allowance for things I might
The short answer is yes!
I went with a plan. Having recently taken up crochet, I decided that my one 4.5 hook I'd purchased from a discount store probably wasn't ideal and Louise has told me a few times that knitting with great needles makes a difference. Surely it was the same with crochet? So it was going to be a new crochet hook and then perhaps some wool, but only if it was discounted.
Sunspun is one of those heavenly little shops crammed with wool of every type and colour tone, patchwork fabrics that cry out to be cut and sewn, kits, books, buttons and more, all of which stretch from what seems like floor to ceiling. Given my plan, my eye was immediately drawn to the little baskets of discounted wool that lay temptingly around the store.
I located the knitting and crochet paraphernalia and decided to purchase the Knit Pro 4.00mm crochet hook (soft grip). I really had no idea there are so many crochet hook styles. While I purchased the "Soft Grip" this time, I think when I'm ready to move onto the next hook size I could be tempted by the wood, all in the name of crochet research of course!
As for the discounted wool... I picked out a couple of balls of Zara Merino in a divine shade of palest blue. Lucky for me, it was a different dye lot to the rest of the stock they had on the shelf and so reduced accordingly.
...oh and a note to my children, please don't bring any notes home from school asking for cash for an excursion, my purse is currently empty...