My Icarus is growing. The journey is slow, but steady, and I'm finding myself learning a lot along the way. Since this is my first lace project, I am learning about lace - and shawl - construction. How stitches work together to create beautiful designs. I'm also learning how to spot mistakes and how to go about trying to fix them. I am learning to be patient. To slow down. Normally I would dive in and try to figure it all out on my own, but if there's one thing about me, I know my limitations. I learned early on that I need to take it slow and be cautious. I am not at all above relying on many stitch markers and frequent lifelines. I've come to realize that this project, more than just being a pretty shawl for me to wear eventually, is really much more about the process. So, the shawl continues to grow, and I continue to learn.