I really love the end result, and I knit it for a special woman, my grandmother, Betty. Betty is hilarious and kind, and I owe my original sewing education, and probably some of my crafty desires, to her. Knitting for my grandmother is rewarding. It makes me feel good, and I know she'll treasure this shawl.
The color is demure and will be a perfect addition to her Sunday wardrobe. She even told me she's planning to wear it to my cousin's wedding next month.
The shawl seemed to flow more organically for me this time around, even though I was a bit intimidated about working with laceweight.
Pattern: The ever popular Ishbel, by Ysolda.
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace, Stone Blue, less than 1 skein (probably approx. 450 yards)
Needles: KnitPicks Circular, Size 2
Time: Six weeks (I set this aside to work on other Christmas gifts, for a few weeks)
Recipient: My grandmother (and by the way, that's what I call her: grandmother)
Thoughts/mods/notes: No mods. I knit the large stockinette and small lace. I don't think I could have squeezed out the large lace.
Blocked lightly. It was a straightforward and gratifying project.