Going through my photographs the other day I realized I hadn't yet posted the finishing of my olympic shawl. I finished it a few hours after the closing ceremony, so I didn't quite get it done in time to qualify for a medal, but I did much better than I had expected. The only trouble is the reason I finished so much sooner than I had expected to is that the shawl is MUCH shorter than I would have hoped. Normally this wouldn't be a problem, as I'd just keep knitting it to make it longer. This one, however, is knit lengthwise, with the fringer worked into it as you go along (by the way, the BEST and ABSOLUTELY EASIEST way of making a GREAT LOOKING fringe!). So that makes it impossible to keep knitting to make it longer.
I LOVE the yarn - it is a gorgeous mix of colours, mostly browns with green/blue/oranges as well. I figured it look great with just about anything - it goes great with jeans. I haven't figured out what I'm going to do with it (it really is too short) but it sure does look purty!