Hi, another new member here. Very happy to be part of this talented group.
I was born and grew up in Taiwan where just about all of the knitters learned to knit the Japanese way. In fact, it took me a long time to learn how to read written instructions when we moved to Ontario, Canada way back.
I do read, speak & write Japanese fairly well and would be more than happy to help if there's any questions regarding patterns, etc.
Just received #11 last Friday, and would like to start the shawl as soon as I could find time between my new home & new project at work, hopefully soon. :)