Last night, I finished knitting the last 2 edging repeats then did my best at grafting (a skill I need to master). After a soak in the bathtub (not me - the shawl!), it was ready to be pinned out (blocked). Steve graciously helped me stretch and pin out the lace circle - it started at 38" in diameter and we s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d it out to 57" diameter!! Each one of those 115 points was pulled out and pinned into the carpet. It's not as big as I'd like, because my 5'8" stature could use a little extra to wrap around my long monkey arms. But it'll do. This morning it was dry and oh-so-light and airy! Reminds me of a lace oil slick with the shimmery rainbow yarn plied in with the black mohair.
I'm so happy with this project. Definitely learned a lot about lace knitting, yarn selection, blocking and more. You'll have to wait a few days for me to develop the film so I can post pictures. I'm pretty old-fashioned when it comes to photography and won't easily be convinced to buy a digital camera. After 6 months of knitting one shawl, patience is becoming my middle name!