Thanks for all of the kind words, all!
I thought I would share one more picture of the shawl. I just returned home from a seven-night Alaskan cruise. I took the shawl with me, and it came in handy, let me tell you! The weather was much, much colder than what I'm used to in Florida.
I wore the shawl the day we saw Hubbard Glacier. My kids have affectionately nicknamed it "The Cape," because it's so large. They had begged me to "flap" it the entire trip, so I finally gave in...right in front of the glacier...as if I were an eagle.
Once again, thanks for your kind words. It's so nice to know that I can come back after an extended absence and find everyone just as welcoming as ever.