What are you most proud of? I was born and raised in Lithuania and started knitting when I was 6 or so. I was knitting up until I was about 23 and moved to the U.S. Then I stopped and started again after my daughter was born - I wanted to find a nice wool sweater for her but could not find any in any of the regular stores, so I decided to knit one for her. That was a second start for me and I can't stop now! What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's a good idea to read the introductory instructions in the book - they are very helpful and important if you want to make a nicely finished shawl.