I started working on the Forest Canopy Shawl about a month ago and soon discovered that I couldn't talk and knit lace at the same time. Not wise just before all or the summer company arrived. After more frogging that I care to recall I finished it yesterday, blocked it, and delivered it to my friend Nandy this AM. She is now 93 and over the past six months has suffered serious short term memory loss. She has an amazing support system but sometimes fells incredibly isolated because she can't recall if anyone has even remembered that she exits. Tangible reminders of visits and of love have really helped her. So we have agreed that even if she can remember who it might be, that the shawl will be one more reminder that some loves her. I really was a great experience for me to have the time of knitting it as a occasion of holding her in my thoughts. (Less lovely were the verbal punctuations whilst frogging.) The bonus today was that she really loved the shawl.