I'm really happy with how the photos came out for the Leila pattern, I think they really show the design well and you can even see individual stitches in the shawl. I like this draped shot because it shows the shawl's middle, but here's how most people would wear this if they knit it:
Because I ended up knitting the shawlette size 3 times, I had 3 samples to photograph! I ended up using only the purple STR version in the official pattern but I figured I would show you the photos I took with all 3 shawls, just for fun:
I tried having Beatrice (the mannequin) wear all 3 at once:
Draped them shingled on top of each other on her:
And threw them oh-so-casually on the floor (the light's bad in this one):
But I didn't really like the way any of the grouped shots looked. I think it's because the 3 colors don't go together at all, so the pictures turned out kind of odd. No problem though, the solo shots all look good!
Each of these is in Ravelry as its own project if you want to check them out! And the Leila pattern is already in Ravelry, too, just in case you want to queue or favorite it . . . not to put any ideas in your head or anything . . .
As for the charts/words question, thank you to everyone who left a comment! I really appreciate the feedback and I'll definitely keep you posted on what I decide when it comes time to write up the Luluzinha shawl.