And the final number is...TWO SIXTY-ONE! Yes, you read that correctly: my shawl sold for $261 on ebay. Yahoo! I'm waiting for the official word from PayPal that the payment has cleared, then I'll send the shawl to its new home and the money to Virginia Tech.
Thanks to everyone for helping me through this endeavor--I'm pleased as punch to be able to give such a hefty sum to the Virginia Tech fund.