Recently we had a customer come into the shop wanting someone to knit a shawl for an auction benefiting a hospital doing research supporting breast cancer. A few years ago a good friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer and this past year celebrated her five year anniversary. Another friend in January had surgery for breast cancer and a California friend has recently celebrated her five year anniversary. Breast cancer research is something I wholeheartedly support so I was more than happy to knit for her. She purchased the yarn - Schaefer Yarn Anne in color Tink- and I picked the pattern - Maia by Rosemary Hill. After I got the shawl cast on and started, which took a couple tries, the shawl was an enjoyable knit.
I would like to make this shawl for myself but I think I will be adding on beads.