Okay, so I totally started this shawl uhhh... a year ago. I think I may have cast on for it on the bus on the way to work last summer. I worked on it pretty hard for about a week, then dropped it for newer, shinier projects. (Which is, admittedly, my knitterly M.O.) But it's interesting, because given that it's a) Estonian lace and b) Madelinetosh, I would think that it would be a speedy and winning combination. It's also what is perhaps my favorite green ever: ginger and olive and apple green all rolled into one glorious colorway called Filigree. I have seen other skeins of Filigree, and none are quite the same as mine.
Anyhow, I picked this up after casting off Wayfarer - which I still need to block - because I needed something to work on during the move that I wouldn't need to think too much about. Kinda silly, because I vaguely remember that I put this shawl down because it was too hard. In fact, I wrote a poem about it here. In short, this shawl kicked my ass. I don't know why I thought it would be a good idea to use it as a brainless project.
And yet. I've been working on it, and working on it a lot. And liking it. I guess it just needed a year or so to come around.
Although it still keeps on muttering something about a waffle iron...