I had spun a couple of skeins of lace weight 2-ply yarn, and posted them on Instagram because I was kind of proud of them! And I was immediately approach by a person, requesting a knit shawl in that very alpaca yarn.
I'm not good at un-selfish knitting, so when the request came I thought it was a perfect opportunity to to practise said skill.
The customer chose her pattern off Ravelry, "Positive thoughts #1" by yellowcosmo, a beautiful lace shawl in two sizes. So off I went.
The shawl looks a bit complex, but really is quite simple to do. I spent five evenings on it, The first half went really fast because the rows are not that long, but the second half is a bit slower. I added extra repeats of the flowery bit to make it larger.
After blocking it was just shy of two meters wide, and around 1 meter long across, from top to point.
I was so happy with it, that I promptly cast on another one in white angora (rabbit) yarn. I need one for myself!! I also went straight back to the farmer and bought two more fleeces....ooopsie.