I made a second flower motif. So far so good. The chart is not so hard to follow after you work your way through one of the motifs. Looking at these photos, I am not so sure my color choices were the best but I'm sticking with them. I could never manage all these new stitches and color changes at the same time.
Joining the motifs was a bit of a head scratcher that also turned out easier than I thought it was. I can hear all you hookers out there snickering at my horrible stitches. They are awful but I am just learning. I can see improvement as I go so I have a feeling this shawl is going to be really terrible at one end and much nicer at the other.