We just got back, and before I unpack I wanted to get the photo of my 1st cousin who won the bidding war for the shawl. Gaynelle is a professional seamstress, but cannot knit. She said that it's an amazing gift to be able to knit. Of course she makes sewing look so easy. But, she said that when she seen the shawl at the beginning of the reunion, she was determined to get it no matter what. $85.00 later she had it around her shoulders.