Thanks everyone for you comments on the shawl! Lace is an interesting creature. After such a project, you really learn to read the stitches in your piece. This drastically cut down on problems before I got too far along. I didn't have to rip back to the life line that I carried.
Now, I'm moving on. I'm back to working on the Somewhat Cowl to get it done. I'm taking it one ball at a time, and I'm almost at the portion where I put the sleeves onto holders and work the body. That's exciting because right now, all the stitches are cramped up on my 24 inch needles and it's driving me nuts!
In other news, I'm still trying really hard to hold off on buying the Knit Picks Options set. This week, A.C. Moore has the 50% coupon. I think I'm headed to the Fairfax A.C. Moore to buy myself a swift.