I love knitted shawls. I like the yarn color you chose as well. Hopefully one day I'll be able to create something so beautiful. Just made my first bean bag from the book "Kids Knitting" and I feel proud of myself.
Once, I started a blanket for mom and it took me nearly 3 years to finish it. Not because it was a large project but because I kept putting it off. Not sure if others do this but I'm constantly finding something else to work on - so I have multiple pieces going at the same time.