Finally! After all of this time I remembered to take pictures and post the finished result of the shawl I was working on! I'm happy to report that it was a smashing success. ^_^
Full view of the finished product
The only difficult part for me with this project was remembering to keep stitch markers handy so I could keep track of my stitches. Stitch count really is important for this piece, so don't be silly like I was in the beginning. You can only recount your stitches so many times before it drives you crazy.
Closer view of stitching and border
The border was a little bit difficult as well, but only on the edges where I couldn't match up stitch for stitch. Again, patience and stitch markers are your friends here. Overall, I give this pattern high marks for the finished product. Now I just need an outfit to wear it with!