So, went on to make a winter scarf for my sister - same type of yarn as the shawl for her daughter, different color:
And, the more I thought about it, the more I hated the shawl I had done. So I ripped it out with the intention of re-knitting it into a "lazy lace" rectangular shawl. Lazy lace is knitting with over-sized needles to make it look like lace; when it isn't. But, it is fast - so I would have time to finish it before Wednesday (when my sister drives to see her daughter for the holidays -- and I call that, free shipping).
But, I still hated it. Even more... so I pulled out some other yarn from my stash & lazy-lace knit this one instead.
It's a little hard to see the colors - but they are a 'heather-ish" rainbow boucle... I think she'll like it a lot.