Here it is in (almost) all of it's glory---
I'm aware that it looks less than impressive when in its unblocked.
Believe it or not, this was my first time knitting lace that was not on a sock. The main thing that had kept me from lace shawls, etc. was that I thought they'd take forever to do. Man, was I wrong. I started this one on Saturday afternoon. It helped that we watched a couple of movies on Saturday night (The Good German & Hostel). Oh my God, don't watch Hostel, it's so gross and full of gore.
So, the Sea Silk is from Handmaiden, and I've had it in my stash for almost a year. It's funny --- I tried to do this shawl when I first got this yarn, but I screwed something up in the beginning, and gave up.
Don't you find it interesting how much you learn passively? It's not like I practiced this pattern. Something just clicked this time.
I've done the 8 body repeats that the pattern calls for, but I still have a ton of yarn left, so I'm thinking about doing at least one more repeat (possibly/likely two).
I'm making this for my most grateful recipient of hand knit goods (if I don't decide to take it over).
I'm optimistically thinking I'll be able to get it finished tonight. Who knows, maybe if I just park myself in front of the TV I'll be able to do it.
I'll be posting again soon so I can tell you all about my Waving Lace sock, and another sock I've got on the go.