So, here's the lace pattern for one portion of the shawl. I don't know how well the colors show up on your monitor, but it's meant to be deep gold, purple, dark red, and an olive-y green. Most of the other lace I've knit has had plain wrong (purl) side rows, so it's been a surprise how much more slowly this apttern has gone with patterning in both the knit and prul rows. Since I took the picture, I've moved on to the next lace pattern, which alternates purl rows with patterned rows, and is going much faster.
I have some of the same yarn in blues and greens, and I'd been thinking that I might like to make myself a wrap from it as well. But it's suddenly warm out, and I'm much less interested in a toasty cashmere blend wrap. The other issue is that I actually have 2 skeins (a total of 1500 yards!) of the blue and green yarn, and it seems almost a waste to divide it between 2 projects. Think how cuddly that sweater would be!
Did I mention at the end of February that a friend of mine has convinced me to track not just of mytotal yarn mileage, but also of the miles of yarn I knit each month? I started in the beginning of January, and it's had an unexpected effect on my knitting. When I was tracking just my stash miles, knitting samples was disappointing because it didn't decrease my mileage (since I decicded nto to count that in my total mileage--it doesn't belong to me permanently , after all). But now that I'm including this yarn in my miles knit, I still get to count it as progress... I'm just not sure what it's progress towards, since I'm basically happy with my stash as is.