I have always loved this movie, The Quiet Man that is. Maureen O'Hara is just splendid in the role and being a fair redhead myself I have always desired to look a bit like her, so pretty she is.
So here is the dealio. I am trying to find the traditional Irish pattern for a shawl she wore in the movie. You can see a pic here.
Also floating around in my brain are some great images from Pringle of Scotland.The way they combined a subtle shimmer fabric with dense moss/seed stitch trim is great. I must do this somehow, maybe when i find more time hidden in the closet somewhere...
Check out these crochet hooks. Great ergonomic design in these.