Or maybe not a new hobby, but a new variation on an old one. The Lazy Crafter has been working away on trying to master Tunisian Crochet, and after seeing all her pins on the subject, and a challenge laid down on Facebook (which we all know is legally binding), I decided to try and give it a go too.
It’s a strange halfway house between knitting and crochet, done using a long hook that resembles a knitting needle with a hook on the end.
There is a great knitting shop down the road from my friend’s flat, the Fiber Gallery. I popped in there the other day and got myself a 4mm hook and a book, so now I’m having a lazy day, I decided to have a play and finish watching season 7 of Dexter. This is the product of my little play, a few rows of Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS), followed by a few rows of Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS), and finished with Tunisian Double Crochet (TDC), worked with the hook inserted between the vertical bars as in TKS.
P.s. when we were walking back from the shop I saw this unbelievably cute sight in the window of the lighting shop next door: