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I finished the shawl I've been weaving!I'm still not sure how I feel about the colors--I think they're OK, not ugly but also not stunningly beautiful. I figure I'll let that sit and percolate for awhile.Overall it looks pretty good--the selvages are relatively even (although I did have significant draw-in), and apart from one area where I inexplicably wound up with very long floats on the reverse side, it's well-woven. I rate it "not bad for beginner's work".I still have to twist the fringe on it (I did a few threads before aborting to work on chocolate), wash it, and finish it, but the weaving is complete. I cut it off the loom this afternoon, just after Mike got back from his race. WOW! What an accomplishment. I'm feeling happy and proud.Also happy because I've completed the first round of chocolate-making: chocolate-dipped apricots, pears, plums, candied ginger, macadamia nuts, and cherry-almond clusters. I'm not happy with the cherry-almond clusters--Trader Joe's, my source of