I've made a start on the beautiful shawl. The colours really are gorgeous and this photo doesn't do them justice. The pattern is easy to follow and the mitred squares are much easier than I anticipated. The hardest part is dealing with the yarn as it's so fine and wispy. As there are so many colours, and hence lots of ends to weave in, I've started weaving them in as I go by using the 2 handed Fair Isle method. I always find it off-putting when I get to the end of a colourwork project and have to spend ages weaving in the ends.
This afternoon I began wallpapering the lounge and Barney helped in his own inimitable way.