First Officer Knitterguy reporting.
With Captain K. still MIA -- we hope she will soon be returned to us with her gnac restored -- I have pressed ahead this weekend with working on the shawl, completing 10 rows*.
I am pleased to report that as I completed motifs withing the design, I found the work much easier to manage. Often I needed to rely less on the chart, since I could recognize within the fabric what needed to be done next. (Shetland lace frequently has a predictability about it, based on the geometry involved.) There was great satisfaction in this, which encouraged me on.
Pictures will be posted at a later date, when the digital imaging device's batteries have been recharged.
* That's 8,650 stitches, but who's counting?