After attempting to make that particular shawl and frogging it for the third time, I think it's safe to say that it is the pattern that doesn't work for me. So now my gorgeous TIG wexford merino silk will sit quietly and wait for that perfect project.
In the meantime, I'll work on this poor forgotten baby for a bit.
It's a stormy grey day so that calls for minimal chores, lots of coffee/tea and as many Harry Potter movies as I can get away with... then, Gilmore Girls episodes. I'd say that makes for a perfect final Saturday of summer break, wouldn't you?