I just couldn't stand waiting on this beautiful, super easy, shawl when we got the yarn into the shop. I am in love with this yarn, the simplicity of the pattern and the fabulous result. I am truly having tons of knitting fun on this one and think I will do the scarf version for my daughter. The yarn is so soft and the boucle texture is just a joy to touch. You do have to be careful not to catch the tip of your needle in the boucle bumps, but once you get the hang of that it's a breeze. Because it is done on a US 11 it is going very quickly in just stockinette stitch, now how much simpler can it get?