Lately I've become enamored with lace, and started knitting with some lovely Great Adirondak Sireno, which is wool and silk. Such lovely stuff. I'm enthralled watching the pattern develop, and wondering how far I'll get with only one 675 yard skein.And I'm not particularly a shawl wearing person, so from time to time I wonder if I should make it into a circular shrug or square it off. Right now at 50 rows it is 16 inches across, and I still have 30 rows of pattern to go. The pattern is an Italian doily pattern in a booklet called " Lavori artistici a calza 11" pattern #66. which I purchased from www.lacis.com a wonderful source for all things lace.