Tunisian crochet, which has the look of knitting, but is slightly bulkier, so fine yarn is a real must. She came to visit the other afternoon and brought along this amazing shawlette she had just completed out of stunning green mohair. It positively danced before my eyes.
lace weight alpaca in various shades of purple that I found at a farmer's market years ago. It used to puzzle me. I knew there was a risk of horrible pooling, which intimidated me. I finally decided to let Nina have a go at it. She came up with this very open crochet pattern that was just the right fit. Rather than causing the colors to pool, the pattern made each shade of purple look like facets of an amethyst. (How's that for purple prose?)