and here she is in all her pre-blocked glory:
If you've studied the Fiori Di Sole pattern, you may notice that I opted to skip the fancy crochet bind off. I made a judgement call based on how much yarn I had left after the last purl row, and boy am I glad I did, because here's what i had left after casting off:
I'm pretty sure if I'd tried the crochet bind off I would have run out of yarn. Sure, it's true that I have another skein of this lace yarn, but have you ever wound Malabrigo lace? it's a P.I.T.A. Besides, I think I like just the leaves at the bottom.
Now for blocking. I don't have wires at the moment... do I wait and see if I can *get* wires somewhere, or I just pin it out as per usual for me? I'm debating... waffling, you could say. There's a sink full of water waiting for this shawl right this moment, but I think I've changed my mind yet again.