It's done!! FINALLY!! Frickin A I thought this thing would never end. But it is and I am extremely happy with the results!
Pattern: Garden Path Shawl by Elann.com (free pattern)
Yarn: Pure Alpaca from Elann.com in the Forest Path colorway
Needles: Size 9 Lantern Moon
Start: March 2007
Finished: June 2007
Modifications: This shawl is huge. I mean HUGE. I omitted the last repeat of the pattern and it is still down past my rear. I adapted the edging pattern to fit without the last repeat of the round flowery things and steam blocked it. I didn't block the edges aggressively enough so they aren't as pointy as they could be, but I was so excited to wear it that I didn't feel like redoing it!! LOL
This is my younger sister modeling it.
And my 3 year old.
Would I knit it again? No way. Did I enjoy knitting it? Definitely. I have however decided that I prefer stockinette shawls to garter stitch shawls.