I started knitting the QAL shawl yesterday afternoon, and by the end of the evening had the first 50 rnds done (picture 1). I am now on rnd 70 and haven't even made a dent in my first ball of 437 yds. It should be interesting to see if I come anywhere's near using the 1300 yds the pattern suggests. I'm using size 8 needles (which seem a bit large) I probably should have used 6's for this yarn (Cascade Alpaca Lace) but I thought that since I usually knit fairly tight that 8's would be fine. I love the color of the yarn, but it seems a little bit "fuzzy" to me. Hopefully after blocking it won't seem that bad.
This is my very first attempt at knitting lace, so go easy on your comments please! :-p