I finished the feather and fan stole, knit from Euroflax Linen on a pair of Granny's old aluminum pair of needles. What a slippery combination! Since the shawl will be a gift for my mother, I wanted to use them just to connect the generations.
Although I love the way the linen feels, it is hard on the hands since it is not a forgiving fiber as is wool. I knit a few rows, worked on other projects, knit a few more, put it away for a little while, thought about making it much shorter.... Finally I decided to go the distance and just keep knitting until I finished. Yippee!