Well, I'm among the living and decided to post.
I was going to post this last week but my son & his wife came home from PNG on the same day I went to the emergency room. My diagnosis...several days later is shingles. But...it's in my mouth, throat, and even inside my boys! NOT FUN. Today's the first I'm back to being somewhat upright.
I had made this shawl and both my wife and daughter declared it to be too "girly" for them. But my daughter-in-law fell in love with it and has worn it a great deal as she's freezing in the states (yeah, it's 90+, but when you live in a jungle, at the equator on an island I guess it's by comparison).
This was knit using a US size 2 needle and alternated between the dark Alpaca Sox and a mill end rayon variegated yarn. The photo shown over the harp is the most realistic of the colors in the pictures. It probably took about 300 yards total of the two yarns.