The shawl is a gauge disaster. Right now it's sitting in the corner--literally--while I think about it. I'm not throwing in the towel yet, but it'll take a bit of ripping back to a point I think is a little more reasonable for a width of a shawl, and then I'll restart the decreases.
To make myself feel better, I cast on some socks. Well, OK, one sock. I wanted to do something in a Fair Isle pattern, but thought better of taxing my brain. Hence, I'm letting the yarn do the work for me.
It's been awhile since I've knit anything with Opal sock yarn, and I have to ask myself why. It's gorgeous yarn and makes for a pair of great Fake Isle socks.