I psyched myself up to do this in amongst other projects, as I have plenty of time (14 months from when I started). But it all went quite swimmingly and took 3 weeks of just pottering with it. It did take 1 and 3/4 hours to do the one row that had 216 beads! But I lived dangerously - no markers and no lifelines ... but no disasters either.
I bought 6 50g balls of Woolly 4ply (fingering) baby merino, and I have 2.75 balls left over. Her colour scheme is dark blue and coral - I couldn't find the right shade of coral anywhere. I imported two lots - one was the perfect colour, but too small to string and the other was too dark. So the beads at the top edge are more apricot than coral - but she is happy. I'm pretty chuffed!
The pattern was really easy to follow and is found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waxwing-shawl
On the blocking boards - oops - plus toes!
You can nearly see the beading!
Absolutely gotgeous! How proud your daughter must be!
I'm speechless. This is so beautiful. I love it.
What a lot of love and time went into knitting that. Your daughter will love it.
Not one for shawls but that one could change my mind, stunning work!
Wow! Will you adopt me? lol
Wow fandabbydozy......love it!