Well, I feel like I've really joined the club now - I knitted a shawl! I took several yarns and scarf patterns to Patara and this is the result. I'll give it to the grandmother of our Turkish friend, Utku. I found the yarn at a shop in an area in Istanbul with many small wholesale yarn shops. They had two balls left of this. It is 70% Angora Goat Hair and 30% PAC, whatever that is... On size 5mm needles I used about 700 yards. Final measurements are 31" x 61".
I just blocked it so in a couple of days I'll wrap it up and give it to Utku to be delivered. Utku's sis is getting married in December and I've been imagining gran wearing it to the wedding celebrations... I'll post a pic of gran modeling it later.