Meanwhile just as the weathers turned cold I've finished Traigh, a Kate Davies design that's somewhere between a scarf and a shawl. I'm so pleased with it that I've already started another one which will be blue (after I got my father to bring emergency yarn supplies south with him) and hopefully free of the mistakes that I made in the first one.
Turns out it's fatal to watch antiques roadshow whilst knitting even the most basic lace pattern - a moments distraction is all it takes and I've lost count of where I am.
I particularly like the construction of this - you knit the lace border first in one long strip, and then pick up stitches from the middle of it to create the shallow curve of the shawl body. Easy enough even for my limited knitting skills, and very adaptable.