I finally finished this shawl last night and steam blocked it instead of pinning it to my blocking board. I used Spud and Chloe Fine yarn and knit the bottom up version instead of the top down version. I was able to memorize the pattern after the first several repeats and it held my interest enough that I didn't get too bored, though by the end, the rows were getting long. I love how it turned out and I will likely wear it more styled as a scarf than a shawl. It's a superwash wool and silk blend, light enough that I could wear it during these chilly summer nights.