I checked Strings and Things in Beaumont to find some yummy yarn for this shawl, and I found this:
So am I crazy for going completely out of my comfort zone on this?
As a side note, this was my first visit to the LYS since we moved back to Texas. I must say that even after living in New York City and Nashville, this is my favorite yarn store. The ladies there are so friendly and helpful, and it has the most cozy atmosphere of any yarn store I've ever visited. I will certainly be back again when budget permits.