My experiment with crochet is going surprisingly well, and my first project will soon be finished. I picked the "Fit to be tied" bag from Stich'n Bitch Crochet and chose a variegrated Finnish yarn. (Cocos by Novita.) The bag is working up pretty quickly and I'm already thinking that it could be another good idea for girly presents.
Here's the gauge swatch I made:
And here's the nearly finished bag:
I'm quite pleased! :-)