OK, here's an impossible request. I have a friend who made me a wonderful crocheted afghan for Christmas 2009. She started it in May or June of that year and just finished it a month or so ago. It was a year and a half of very hard work that she invested on my behalf.
So obviously, I want to do something nice for her in return, but I've been working furiously on so many projects, including some under the Christmas deadline, that I haven't even gone there yet. I was going to do a nice sweater, and I still may do that, but I wondered if there's any type of lace shawl that I could make in a week or so. She does like shawls. I've never actually made one, so my hope that it's quicker than a denser fabric may be totally misplaced.
So any suggestions for a lace shawl I could make in a week, or something else that would be suitable, at least for this Christmas so I can do the sweater later? Or should I just be put out of my misery?