It took me over a week but I have woven my first shawl on a seven foot loom. Wow you get decent exercise doing this. I used a bulky cotton yarn, probably should have used a wool. But I love this yarn. I found one tool to be a life saver in the end. It is a crochet hook with a needle hole at the end. For the last fourth of the project this really helped. You can buy one on Carol Leigh's web site. I have a picture of my shawl before fulling.
I must confess I have had this shawl on my Triloom for some time... Now I am in the home from of finishing. I am trying to decide on a yarn for the border. I saw my Triloom teacher today. She does incredible stuff with a Triloom...I would love to be as talented as she is.