Not only I just finished my very first shawl EVER and it actually turns out right, but I did it for the Muggle Studies-July 2011:
Option 1: Knit, crochet, weave, spin or dye something inspired by a fairy tale. Tell us which fairy tale you chose and how your homework fits the story. Your homework may represent an actual character in the story, or an important item in the story, or just the tone or mood of the story. Professor cindiknits thinks it would be very cool to see hand-spun or hand-dyed “gingerbread house” yarn, and Professor FlyKytten is hoping for hand-dyed yarn or fiber evoking “Snow White and Rose Red."
So I'm considering with that option-the shawl could be for Little Red Riding Hood : ).