I just thought these were so pretty, I found the pattern on the Internet and started turning them out, everyone wanted one! I have to make several more for gifts, good for Christmas! Supposedly, you can also use much thicker yarn and make a scarf but I lost interest after I started one, these are much more interesting. They have a Chinese flavor to them.
I am starting meetings at my house this next Monday, I hope all of my knitting girls will come, I like to meet here; it is much more cozy.
Update on the shawl: I am halfway finished with the lace border and it looks terrific!