When I was in Austin, Jade and I made a stop downtown at Anthropologie before heading on to the airport. The window dressing is always something to ooh and aah over, and this time was no exception.
And what to my wondering eyes did appear, but crochet in the form of garland! Garland itself! Brilliant.
Without haste (and certainly without any know-how) I took my seat on the aisle, whipped out my hook and started making some mantel garland of my own. I'm quite sure the girl next to me thought I was about to start the widest blanket ever. I kept her guessing.
I never got any fancier than a simple loose chain on a 5.5mm hook, but I like them all the same. I think they'd be lovely in all sorts of colors, draping a tree.