I know I've said I hate shells, but I really abhor lacy shell stitches. This one has a total of two pairs of front post double crochet every other row, and they hardly stand out against the overwhelming shelliness of this stitch. I was tempted to quit several times. I get frustrated at these lacy shells and find them just so boring to crochet and boring to look at when I'm finished. I'm not looking forward to the other shell stitches in this book, and I'm actually confused as to why the author decided that this was considered a "post stitch."