I thought the pattern was not very clear at many points, and I just plain didn't like some of the transitions in the pattern. Because of this I think a plain version might be more successful as the shaping is really nice. The yarn is Rowan 4-ply soft in colour 378 and I used 2 balls. If the mistakes are really too much for Christina to consider wearing this I can re-knit it with the other 2 balls in my stash as a plain shawl!
Hope you have a lovely birthday, dear friend!