The pattern (Fiddlesticks Knitting) was purchased from The Needle Arts Book Shop.
The yarn is perfect for the project.....exactly what I had wanted and not the easiest thing to find! I'm using a white 50/50 cashmere/viscose 2/28 yarn from Colourmart. There are several things that make this yarn special. The cashmere is an obvious one, hehehe. It's not actually a blend, one ply is cashmere and the other is the viscose, giving a shine to it but more subtle than having the blend. It's still in spinning oil so on top of the usual "squished lace" effect, you won't get the full picture of how it will look, except for the swatch. When washed, it blooms beautifully. And, as usual for lace, it takes "dressing" to really get the full effect of the pattern.
This might turn out to be a wedding shawl - hence the white yarn. But I love the effect with this particular yarn in any case so maybe my sister will like another option better and I can keep it, hehehe.
I started this one March 15 with this swatch:
Well hmmmm - I have a picture of that somewhere - will add it later.
You can see I was playing with lifelines here - got rid of them though, they were getting on my nerves a lot more than they were helping ;-).
More recent progress: