This will be my daughter-in-law's Christmas gift:
You can't get a good look at it, because the needle's not long enough to stretch the lower edge, but it's the Quaker Ridge Shawlette pattern by Susan B. Anderson. There's a Ravelry knitalong in progress here, with loads of lovely pictures. (There are 174 pages of discussion, and I'm only up to page 132, because I haven't had time to sit down and look at for the past few days. I think I must pre-empt the computer this evening and catch up.)
I didn't do the entire 8 pattern repeats, since Lara is a small person, so I am halfway through the ruffle now. Only one more purl row to do, yes! I hate purling, especially when a row is 400 stitches, more or less. . . And here are the beads I'll use on the last row, if I can do a beaded bindoff successfully:
The yarn is Malabrigo Silky Merino (half silk and half merino), which was perhaps not the wisest choice for learning to do M1L and M1R, as it's very slippery—but I have wrestled it into submission (sort of, anyway) and I'm pleased with the results. We shall see about the beaded bindoff when I get to it. Only a couple thousand more stitches to go . . .
EDIT: I think I'm safe here, because, so far as I know, Lara doesn't read my blog on a regular basis. Brian does, and he can warn her NOT TO LOOK. Besides, it doesn't really look like anything yet.