So I was in a Thai restaurant in Seattle yesterday, finishing up my massaman curry, minding my own business. As I was leaving, I noticed that the woman behind me was wearing a beautiful white shawl. It was a square folded into a triangle, but I could see a plain center, a lace border and a lace edging. It looked like mohair. I told her that I admired her shawl and asked if she had knit it. With a distinct Russian accent, she told me that she had not knit the shawl but that it was from Russia, that it is mohair and that it is very warm. She let me touch the shawl, and it felt very much like a mohair shawl I bought from a Russian woman in Vilnius.
For someone whose eyesight is not always so great, I am quite proud of myself for spotting this knitted work of art.