So I blocked out the Seascape shawl and it grew enormously. I think that the bamboo in the yarn had something to do with it, but here it is (only one skein bamboo/merino of sock yarn)
It is big enough to be a full-sized shawl. I love it, it is soft and light and perfect.
I seem to have stumbled back onto the lace wagon because I immediatly cast on for the swallowtail shawl, using Zephyr (merino/silk blend) that I have in my stash.)
It is addictive, easy knitting and I am down to the final edging, which is taking forever.
The color is a pearly grey-white. I have plans to make other shawls too once this one is completed. Seems that the lace bug has bitten me badly....
Meanwhile I got back my cross-stitch after having it framed. I gave it to my friend who is moving (she is military and is going to be based elsewhere.) She was delighted and loved it. The frame that the shop owner picked out looks lovely and really complimented the cross-stitch.