This was probably the most challenging lace project I have ever undertaken, but because of Anne's clear instructions and excellent charts (after I blew them up enough to be able to read them) it wasn't as difficult as it appeared at first.
Here are a few tips for anyone just starting the Bee Fields Shawl:
- Be generous with stitch markers, whether you use pretty ones or the cheapo plastic variety or slices of drinking straws
- Use the needles with the sharpest tips you can find, especially for the Bees in Field section. I used Addi Lace Needles and can't imagine having done it without them.
- Follow Anne's instructions even when they don't seem to make any sense at all. She knows what she's doing.
- Lifelines are probably a good idea (though I didn't use them because there was no plain K or plain P row to weave the lifeline through)
(There is a little more info on my blog.)