As one of the hosts I thought it was about time I actually started a shawl from Victorian Lace Today. Part of the problem was that I just couldn't make a decision on which project to begin first. So finally I have decided to go with the Large Rectangle in Leaf and Trellis pattern with Trellis border.
The yarn I am using is from Bendigo Woollen Mills here in Australia. They produce a range of good quality but economical yarns. There is pretty much nothing fancy available but for basic very wools and cottons they are really good.
There are more details and a photo of the beginnings of the stole on my blog.