This Aeolian shawl took me four months from start to finish. I spun the yarn, merino/tencel blend, in about a month and then three months to knit. I only added beads to the bottom parts, which I still found extremely tedious. The last row with beads took me four hours to knit. I omitted the last row and went straight to the cast off with a single strand in fear of running out of yarn. I do think that this will be my most favorite shawl that I have ever and will ever knit.