I needed a little break from Sandpoint, so I picked up the Maple Leaf shawl again and managed to make a little headway
This is a very interesting pattern, and while it looks daunting (18 pages), it's actually pretty simple. You just can't be in a hurry. If you take it one row at a time, you'll be fine. It's also one of those patterns where you just have to "trust the knitting", because you can't always tell what it's trying to do until you get a few rows in. The only mod I've made is to go down on the needle size - the yarn I'm using doesn't have a tonne of poof, so it looked stringy on the 4.5 mm.
I'm knitting it in Slinky Solo Cat. We've had the Slinky Solo available for a few years now, but this is the first time I've actually had a chance to knit with it.
I'm not giving myself a deadline with this one... but I think I'm going to love it whenever it's finished.