I dunno. I have that book A Gathering of Lace but EVERY shawl is too hard-looking for me. I have a big pile of vogue and interweave that I keep going through, I've looked on Ravelry. I have this really thin (laceweight I suppose) alpaca from a local farm here... one big ball and it's like I'm going nuts to use it. I want something easy but not completely plain. I don't want that center row of holes going down the back.... I want it to be 'holey' if you know what I mean, and I don't like dropped stitches. Picky picky I know.
Has anyone seen the new Morehouse Farm book? There is a 'foulard shawl' that is so simple, knit on size 11. But I think it is too simple, it's all garter with edge increases & decreases. I keep looking through my Big Book of Knitting Stitches, the lace stitches but although I could do one of those, I want a triangle which complicates the issue. (I guess you've guessed I'm not an experienced lace knitter)
I look at this yarn every day and my heart hurts. ! geez