What are you most proud of? Using up some of my stash! I love the lace border on this shawl too as well as the alpaca - so soft! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Read over the directions for the short rows if you aren't used to doing them. The pattern uses the same short row method as Knitter's Handbook uses, so you can see pictures there for reference. Also, if you gauge isn't quite spot on, I would go with a larger needle if you have plenty of yarn as size on a shawl isn't as critical as a sweater and I think it's better to end up a bit bigger than on the small size if you like to wrap up in your shawls like I do.