About two years ago, while I was in college, I went on a trip to a yarn shop with my friend Sparkle. I was having a really intense semester, and getting out of Oberlin felt both thrilling and wrong. So we went to River Colors and petted yarn, and I fell deeply in love with this Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere 4-ply. With the silk content of the yarn, the steely grey read as silver. I couldn't put it down. I bought it, ferreted it away in my stash and hoped for the day that I would find the right project to do the yarn justice.
And finally, a couple of months ago I was paging through Sivia Harding's patterns and found this shawl called Harbour Lights, a triangular beaded shawl that took just about 800 yards of laceweight. Exactly the same amount as I had of the silver Jade Sapphire. I bought the pattern and beads on a whim without even matching them to the yarn and put it on my queue.