I made this shawl (my 2nd ever), for two special weddings this June. I started it in April 09 and finished it with two days to spare, just enough time to block it into shape. I loved making this cover shawl from The Best of Interweave Knits book. It took some time to make but considering I didn't use a life line I can't complain. I love the color of the variegated alpaca lace weight yarn, it matched my other sweater perfectly.