I finally feel that life is returning to normarl. And having completed two shawls has helped to enhance that feeling. I really missed not knitting lace while I was away (the little bit of knitting I did on the Hypernova scarf didn't really count).
The first completed shawl is Windsbraut Bertha which was a Klabauter KAL. There were only 2 clues and thus this was a quick and very gratifying knit. The yarn is Garnstudio DROPS Fabel and I used 4.0mm needles.
The second shawl is the Celeste shawl. This shawl was meant to be knit with one skein of Tofutsies but I ran out of yarn by the time I reached the final chart so I simply omitted it. I don't think it has made much difference to the shawl. I find the shape very interesting. The shawl sits well on the shoulders without any fear of it slipping off.
Bertha is destined for a fellow Raveller. I started knitting Celeste for her but then decided to give her a choice and she decided on Bertha instead. So Celeste will join the new gift pile.