I almost finished the shawl last night while watching the Oscars, but just couldn't do it. I think it was the tweet checking that cost me the time, although it was totally worth it.
I took this photo before work this morning with only one decrease repeat left to do (fourteen rows). But I finished it after I got home tonight, gave it a soak, and it's now drying on some towels on the kitchen floor. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think they call this a gentle blocking, since I'm not using any pins. If I have time tomorrow morning, I'll take another picture. I think this is going to go to my sister-in-law, who has a birthday next week. She's a knitter also, so I think she'll appreciate it.
I think I'd like to do this pattern again with a heavy worsted weight yarn, even though I don't think I'm a shawl person.
And lest you think I've abandoned the mondo-cable, here's proof that it's still growing. I laid it out on top of a sweater I like the length of to check it. I think I need about 6-10 more rows before the edging, but I'm not working on it tonight as my brain is fuzzy. Not enough sleep.
Another thing I've noticed growing is my confidence that I can knit more challenging things. I guess what I'm saying is that I'm starting to feel more adventurous about what I want to knit. Which is a good thing.
And now, I need to try and make up my sleep deficit.