Lily's got nupps! I call them one row nupps as they aren't created with the back and forth knitting used for bobbles. And, because the Venezia is soft (perhaps softer than the original Lily's) my Lily's nupps don't stand out as prominently. They are subtle, little nupps that suit Lily and me just fine.
The downside of MoDo has the constant (self) pressure which creates and feeds obsession. As a way of taking a break from sweater pressure I turned to lace, but found it wasn't the distraction I'd hoped...rather it turned into another obsession. The feeling that I MUST finish the shawl and get back to the sweater was constantly with me. To stop the obsession and angst I took a step back, sat with a pot of good tea and enjoyed each cup, sans knitting. Just me, the tea, a quiet room and I sipped every drop of tea, relaxed fully and didn't think beyond that moment. It was a lovely break, a good vacation from obsession and it helped me find focus. The goal now is to stay balanced and enjoy the process of cultivating Lily with a little lace on the side.