I think I mentioned that I had almost finished this project and now I properly have! Thanks to some sound advice from Trixy, I blocked this shawl on Sunday afternoon which involved soaking it in cold water and then squeezing, but not wringing, the water out. Then I stretched and pinned it out onto a purple towel (in case any colour ran!) on our living room floor carpet to dry, looking a bit like the Bat signal:
and here is what the finished shawl looks like!
I’m really pleased with it and will have to try and take some more photos of it being worn at some point. I also spent some time on Sunday with the sewing machine and made some progress on the top that I’m making. As a novice at clothes making I am finding the instructions somewhat minimal so I didn’t get too far but some of the pieces are now stitched together at least!