Last year I started knitting a coat for my daughter, Nelli, using James C. Brett Marble Chunky (Jeweltone). That was before I realized that the yarn has very distinctive striping... there was just no way to match up the seams right with it. So I frogged it, but promised that I would make her something else with that yarn that was picked out specifically for her!
Since I need to knit 11 Shawls this year, I figured I would make her a shawl with it. So she and I sat down and looked through shawls on Ravelry until we found a shawl that she liked and looked really good with striped yarn! It was the Garden Of Alla shawl! I knit it up and did the ruffle with Jo-Ann Sensations Angel Hair yarn that I had sitting in my stash. Turned out to be a very simple pattern and a pretty shawl. She loves it and it counts as Shawl #1 for this year!!! That's two birds with one stone!