I started knitting a new shawl. The pattern name is "Scarf with open and solid diamond lace edging from Weldon's, 1904. The pattern is in Victorian Lace Today. I have this strange Italian yarn called Botto Poala. I looked all through my patterns and this is the one pattern that I thought would be nicest. The yarn is thin and bumpy, so it's very clingy. The yarn is wrapped up in this enormous cone. I am essentially doubling the width of the scarf and inserting a column of diamonds up the center. Maybe I should call it a shoulder wrap. This is being worked on US 8 needles. I have absolutely no clue if this stuff is going to block out to be full of little holes and be airy, or just stay all stretchy like it is now.