Thought I'd just write quickly about the shawl I knitted for my mum for her birthday in April. It's Ishbel from Ysolda Teague and it's awesome. She's a great designer. I knitted the larger size and it took me about 2 weeks - I knit fast when working to a deadline, it would seem! I used a tweedy Rowan number, not the softest or drapiest choice with 100% wool but the colour reminded me of Monet so it was perfect for my mum. Success!