My favorite FO of 2006 had to remain a secret because it wasn't yet gifted. FINALLY it has reached its destination, the Elinoire. This is the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl by the incredibly talented Susan Pierce Lawrence. I love her beautifully-written patterns. This was easy and fun, and I really learned a lot about lace. It's knitted on Sundara's sock yarn (this was Petals Club yarn for I think September, and absolutely gorgeous). I was able to do about three extra repeats, but though it's longer than specified, it's about the same width. (I think this is because the yarn's finer than that suggested.)
Here are some photos of it before and after blocking:
As you can see, blocking made autumn leaves start to fall. Just like in the song. It also turned grass into moss! Told ya that blocking is magical.
And here it is in the wind:
And on the back of Elinoire, where it belongs (though this photo fisheyed, and hence distorts the lovely Elinoire's body unfairly, so please just look at the shawl!):
Just wait until you see what she gave me!! Pictures tomorrow. I had dilated eyes during daylight hours today (eye exam) and couldn't take a photo :-( and her gift deserves natural light.