.....while others stood in awe and horror (they're boys, Princess, and yes, they're nuts).
J. and I compared Mystery Stole's. Mine (not surprising) is a little behind - J. is a much faster knitter and I do suffer from ADKD (attention deficit knitting disorder - the inability to concentrate on one article of knitting at a time). But I do believe they're looking good. J.'s is a Fiddlesticks yarn in white and mine is Misti Alpaca in black.
This is another reason why I'm a little slow on the shawl. Finally, my Rusted Root is done. I am really quite happy with it. I'd make it again with a few modifications. I think I'd like the sleeves to be a little poofier like on the website, but mine is a bigger size than what's shown and I think that is part of the reason.