Way back in the mists of time, I bought some cashmere sock yarn from Kerrie, gave it to my mum and said 'here you are, you'll like knitting with this' and gave her a pattern. And here's the result! Mum did the main body of the shawl and I made the edging and blocked it. It's the first time I've ever blocked anything - very scary indeed, how that crumpled wet heap can resurrect itself into this finished object is beyond me. The shawl is huge and I love it.
There is, however, one big problem. I felt sure mum would say 'No, of course I don't want it. I have no use for a shawl. You must keep it for yourself Darling Daughter.' But not so. My mother wants this for herself - and she hasn't even seen it finished yet. Pah. Perhaps I'll get her to make one for me now.
This yarn is gorgeous - I never thought anything so fine and light could be so warm. But that's cashmere for you I suppose! (I'm only joking mum - if I had a hundred cashmere shawls, I'd gladly give you every one... well perhaps 99...)