My very first shawl. I wasn't sure if I would really be a shawl person, but this has decided me. I most definitely am!
Edited to say: as I wrote on the flickr page, excuse my expression in that photo, I was concentrating hard on getting into the right spot before the self timer of the camera went off, and didn't think about smiling or even looking relaxed!.
Also, in answer to RW's question, that is our house I'm standing in front of. It's mudbrick.
The main body of the shawl is a Totem 8ply from the op shop, originally a ghastly beige and dyed by me a variegated olive, and the ruffle is the Bendy 'Rustic' 8ply, in 'Graphite' colourway. The pattern is the Wool Peddler's Shawl, with the lace section replaced with a simple garter ruffle. The Ravelry project page can be found here.
This shawl turned out exactly as I pictured it in my head. How wonderful it is to make a garment that I absolutely love and will get lots of wear from. I am so thrilled with myself.
It's the perfect winter solstice gift.