I made several mistakes along the way, such is life. Being human I've had my share of crisis and struggles. So my shawl shows the points during the voyage when I was adrift. But like any good sailor, I was able to weather the storm, check my navigation and bring her to shore.
The blues remind me of a sunny day and clear waters. But as evening approaches, you see dusk, with the threat of a storm approaching in the purple skies. The ship is tossed during that storm with several dropped stitches. I recover and try to find the my lost stitches though not always successfully. Once I reach the shore, even in the night, I can see the remnants of sea glass and shells that have washed ashore. And I smile because I still made it to the end.
This shawl was definitely a whole lot easier than I expected it to be. I'd say the hardest part was starting the circle. After deciding to go with Emily Ocker's Circular Cast-on it was easier. Of course starting anything with so few stitches is going to be bothersome to start so be prepared for some rough waters. Find a quiet place to start your circle and work the first 4-5 rounds. After that, you've got something to work with and life gets a little easier.
Hopefully the ruffles will lay flat once the shawl is blocked. The patterned leaves are beautiful and I am able to see some hearts. I want all of that to show after blocking. All in all I did enjoy making this and just may make another one next year.