After today, you won't have to hear me droning on and on about Summer in Kansas any more.
Here is a snap just prior to blocking -- distance from the neckline to the point in back is 27 inches, and there is plenty of room for it on the folded sheet.
Here is a snap as it is blocking -- distance from the neckline to the point in back is 36 inches, and it no longer fits completely on the folded sheet.
It grew about 33% by blocking it. That little "vee" shape dip on the neckline edge is a feature of the pattern, so that it sits nicely on the shoulders.
I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome (though, for the record, I don't see myself ever wearing it again with a daisy print dress and in the midst of the ugliest cabinets in the world).I keep thinking I want to make another patterned shawl **right away**, and I keep reminding myself that I have other deadlines looming, such as a felted bag pattern which I'm just starting to work up, a sweater for each of my boys for Christmas, and a Noni bag for my mom, also for Christmas..... Plus, I want to get going on level two of the Master Knitter program (which I haven't purchased yet), and the usual socks which are always hanging around...... Another shawl will have to wait, right???