I like to crochet when I am on the beach. I have a need to always have my hands busy. So I took some yarn on holiday with a copy of Mollie Makes Magazine and started motifs for an afghan in the car. I liked the pattern so well the project will continue to become an afghan. The center part takes a bit of time to crochet because each "bobble" requires one to take your hook out of the working loop, grab a stitch at the back of the bobble and then put your working loop back on. It is so pretty though that it is worth the effort. Very textural.
It is a DK yarn and is soft and smooth when working with it. It really is affordable too. I don't like using Worsted weight yarn all the time. Something finer is good.