I have made several items with Noro and am addicted to it for lovely blend of the colorways. I have not started the Kirara project, but intend to knit the Ojo de Dios shawl pattern from InterweaveKnits, Winter 2014.
This publication is worth purchasing just for the photography, also contains a number of contemporary crochet projects. The designs are fresh and appear to be intricate, but herein is the surprise, they are quite easy to follow. I am a new crocheter and feel confident jumping right in.