OK…I started this shawl a couple of times. The first time I used two strands of lace-weight, one was lavender and the other was wine. The mix of colors and the combined weight obscured the pattern so much that it just did not work. So, HH said leave it one the needles and start the other in just the lavender. So, I took his suggestion and knit up to the same point, one repeat, and discovered that he was so right….it needs to be one color and one strand. HH is always right! So…here’s so,e of the progress. By the way…I love this pattern. I can not wait to give it to the intended recipient!