My choices -- Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace in Natural. It is 50% silk, 50% wool and knits like air. The pattern -- the Kimono Shawl from Folk Shawls. It will knit up in a more airy fashion as my lace weight is different than what is called for. So far, I've cast on, done the 20 row garter stitch border and I am about half way through the first pattern repeat. No big problems to date, but this is a new project.
On other fronts, the dogs have taken to their spring digging. Who needs a rototiller when you have two greyhounds aerating the back yard!
I have until the beginning of August to finish this shawl. Plenty of time (I think.) Keep your fingers crossed.