Last week I knitted my mom a shawl. She was complaining that I had never knit her one before. In my defense I have knit her PLENTY of socks!
I used the Woodland Spring Shawl pattern which is a really nice, well written pattern. I used more yarn than called for, but I figured I would. It blocked easily as well. The shawl is HUGE though. It has an 80" wingspan! My mom loves it and I think it looks great on her. I used Spud & Chloe Fine yarn. I was a little worried about the texture when I was knitting it, but after blocking (and I soaked it for abut two hours) it turned out great!