In the interest of keeping this in some sort of order here is a post that SHOULD have been made in June.
Behold the shawl I made for my mother, as a retirement present, while I was waiting for the floor I was tiling for her to dry and set. The yarn is BLF 2/8 from Fleece Artist which I hand dyed to make Tempest. The color was all wrong - but the second skein I dyed is perfect!
The pattern is Laminaria (from Knitty.com).
The center section: