I’ve got a confession for you today. Way more times than not I reach the point in a project where I hate it. I’m sick of the pattern, find the once soft yarn scratchy and can’t imagine what attracted me to both in the first place. But I haven’t felt that way with this pattern. The yarn feels a little scratchy (even though it isn’t) but I’m blaming that on all the painters tape I removed yesterday. I no longer have moisture in my fingertips. Everything feels rough. Anyway, it dawned on me as I was knitting this morning (yes!! Starting the day with yarn in hand always feels good.) that with each row I love this pattern more and more. When I looked closely at it I realized that what I love is the motion that is visible in the design. The undulating rows are so pleasing. The more rows I do the longer the waves get. It makes me think of the sea and watching the waves ripple across the water. I find the ocean very calming to my soul and knitting this shawl has been calming because the pattern is very rhythmic.