During my Design Meeting today, I finished the motif I've been working on. I like the curved edge on it - it will be pretty and wavy when it is repeated side-by-side. I also decided that the 5-leaved motif is a Starfish! That also goes well with the wavy border, so it looks like we're going to have a seashore theme for this project.
Now I'm noodling how to connect these motifs together to form the shawlette. I weighed the motif to help me gauge yarn usage so I can keep this pattern to a one-skein project. I copied the outline of the motif and laid it out side by side so that I can see how much space I need to fill between the repeats. I believe I'm going to shoot for seven repeats - with the center three being longer than the two on each end. This should yield a cresent shaped shawlette.
Now to figure out how to get it started!