Hey Cristy ... I came across this thread shortly after you posted it, and shortly after I frogged my MIL's Ella shawl for the 6th (5th?) time ... this pattern looked just lovely so I went with it, and am now about 10" in. How's the one for your Mema coming? I really like the color you chose ... I have pics of my progress in my blog, though I haven't updated it since the work began really. Thanks for the great pattern idea.