I've never tried crewel. It never really caught my eye before. But I found this design online and thought it was really pretty too. And it's available as a kit (Dimensions). So I decided to try it - it's called Textured Floral.
We'll see - it's large enough to give me some experience but not so large or dense that I shouldn't be able to finish it (unless I just hate doing it).
I am anxiously awaiting my yarn from Bernat and the start of the Mystery Crochet-along with my friend Cathy. She has picked out her colors too, so I can't wait to see how we both progress as the clues are given.
And I've been reading a lot lately. When I got my new Kindle 3 (LOVE it!) and gave my nephew a Kindle also (linked to my account), I bought the three books in The Hunger Games trilogy. I have finished the first two books and am 33% into the third. Wow, are they good. Compelling. I haven't been able to put them down. I expect to finish Mockinjay this weekend. Of course, my nephew's already read them all, and he highly recommends them also. :)
When I haven't been reading, I've been stitching on Magnificent Wizard, and I've made some good progress, so I should be able to update with a new picture this weekend.