I completed my shawl. Actually it is more of a neck warmer. It wouldn't go around my shoulders but I like it. It was my first attempt at a shawl.
I'm now doing a class at Craftsy.com called Mastering Lace Knits. It is a great way to learn how to knit. I get to following along with the instructor (Laura Nelkin) and just hit the pause button to knit to the point she is and then continue. It's like having a knitting instructor in your living room! I'm using a fingering wool with some nylon yarn that I hand dyed myself. Here is a photo of my beginnings: