The pattern, "Protest is Patriotic Shawl", is free at Ravelry.com. I'm invited to a party for the 4th, and wanting to show my patriotism, I may have had a delusional moment in thinking that I can wear this shawlette to the event. Ha! It may be for 2018 but I will give it a shot. I'm going to a party and would love to wear it. No stress but then I thrive on deadlines.
I looked everywhere, including the web, for the yarn. I was on a quest for summer weight yarn and had difficulty finding the right shade of red or blue with the same fiber content at various shops or on the web.
I went to my "not so local yarn shop" in Montpelier, Vermont called "Yarn". I always find what I am looking for and the friendliness and customer service is superb.
I love the fiber combination.
Wish me luck!