Leila went with us to Aruba so we could take pictures for the pattern . . . but somehow we ended up shotting in a corner of the hotel that hardly denotes the location! Oh well, at least it was sunny and the picture came out well! I wish the top edge hadn't rolled like that, but I think this picture shows the shawl off pretty well. It won't be the only shot of the shawl in the pattern, but it's currently the top contender for the front cover. What do you think?
I've been fighting with the chart for this pattern and think I've finally found a compromise between giving a chart but not leaving out the words. Unfortunately I think the pattern is going to be over 10 pages long because of all the different charts, but I've never heard of a knitter complain that a pattern was TOO detailed before, so I'm thinking this will be OK with most people! I'm including instructions written-out as well as the charts, and both versions (shawl & shawlette) will be included.
I've given myself a deadline to publish . . . now let's see if I can meet it!
Oh, and volunteer test knitter? Your pattern will be in your inbox this weekend! I promise!