What are you most proud of? The finished shawl looks lovely. I always love a finished work of art. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Understand before casting on that this project will take some time. Have patience and worry more about how beautiful it will look in the end than how long it will take. Not only will your shawl have beautiful, perfect stitches, but you will rip out less often and not have to repeat portions if you take your time. The short rows make for good TV knitting, but you'll want to get the lace pattern memorized before reducing your focus while knitting. If you are new to lace or if you may tend to set this project down and pick it back up a lot, then I would recommend using a lifeline, as the rows in the lace section are rather long.