I've talked to people who know her well, and we don't think she'd wear a shawl. I'm not sure she'd use a lacy scarf, either. She lives in California (where she rarely needs a scarf), and has family in Canada (where she would need something thicker). If I made a rectangular shawl, she might wear it in Cali on special occasions, and treat it like a Clapotis in Canada and scrunch it up to use as a scarf.
Still, I feel like that's a stretch. Any other ideas for 875 yards of laceweight alpaca?
The nice thing is that she's the type of person that will appreciate and adore anything I make for her. I really can't go wrong here, but I want to get as "right" as possible.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
On an unrelated note, last night I finished my first pair of socks. I used one skein of Austermann STEP in color #02 Wasser (not shown). I used the basic Ann Norling "Adult Socks" pattern and size 3 needles. I wore them today, and they're very comfy. I put a step-by-step progress of the first sock on my personal LJ here.
Next I want to try a toe-up sock pattern. I was kind of worried I would run out of yarn before I finished my sock. I ended up with plenty left over. I like the idea of using up as much of the yarn as possible, without having to worry about running out at the toe. :)