Now, quickly before you start reading Ann's book -- remember long ago, at the end of my last post, I mentioned THAT gorgeous Tussah silk yarn I had ordered from DyeForYarn in Germany? I ordered it especially for Fragile Heart (Rav link, which seems to be the only link available) -- it was the yarn the designer used. The yarn is gorgeous, and a really good buy (about $35 for over 750 yards of lace-weight, and only $5 shipping!) I will definitely order from them again.
The pattern was well-written, too, and I really enjoyed knitting it. If you knit lace, it was both interesting and easy, if you know what I mean. I was never bored (except during the picot bind-off!), but I was never frustrated, either. The shawl is beaded, which slowed me down a bit, but it was worth it. I used size 6/0 clear A/B beads that were lined in copper. The designer, Boo Knits, has several other pretty shawls that I may need to knit, too.
Blocking, rather unevenly....
Closer up, although it's still hard to see the beads.
Here's my Ravelry post, if you want more details.