Forest Canopy http://ma2ut.blogspot.com/2006/09/forest-canopy-shoulder-shawl.html seemed the ideal thing. This is a great project for anyone doing their first lace shawl, nice clear easy to read instructions and charts and it goes quickly.
Knit Picks Options I knitted the Forest Canopy on 4,5mm needles from this set. The best needles I have ever used, bar none. My Boyes are up for sale. Sorry Boyes! I'm keeping the Denises for now as a less slippy alternative. I only managed to get these because someone very kind allowed me to join my order to hers, aren't internet forums great? Yes they are! So her friend sent two sets over from America.
The KnitPicks are only available to US residents at the moment. Hope that will change very soon. I am going to add a smaller needle and a longer cord to the set at a later date. Check out their website, the yarn is yum too. But you need a friend in the USA. http://www.knitpicks.com/needles/Needles_Options.aspx
One more beauty this time from Hipknits. Kerrie is running a contest to design something in lace/ with lace, details are here http://www.hipknits.co.uk/shop.php?crn=244&rn=488&action=show_detail
What shall I make? It's silk, it's gorgeous and there's 180yds (could be meters, I'll check later) Hmmm!
I also bought a copy of Hidcote Garden Shawl - lots of charts and a little daunting, but I can do charts, right? And I like a challenge, right? Yeah I can do this one too, but maybe not in time for next Friday. :o)
http://www.hipknits.co.uk/shop.php?crn=229&rn=460&action=show_detail I may use the Celestial for this. Hmmm! Some more hmmm!