When messing around (read: wasting time) on the Ravelry boards, I ran across a link to a beautiful shawl. The lace border was elegant and unusual, yet substantial. The way the shawl was comprised of eight swirling sections, as well as the half circle shape, was also enticing. I click on the link provided on the Ravelry board (for life of me I can't remember which one) and found a selection of kits. I decided on a color and placed my order. I had no idea the kits were a "commodity", as I later heard from others.