White Misti Alpaca laceweight, size 3 needles, and clear size 8/0 beads with silver lining from Beadworks.
I'm on row 75 of clue #1. Since the pattern repeats aren't really repeats at all, and are getting longer, I've decided to be smart about it and use lifelines.
I think that the shawl will wind up being a hexagon--once the shawl gets to 99 stitches, it seems to be knit straight up, rather than on a bias. But I guess we'll have to wait until next Friday for clue #2 to find out!