Now all I need to do is the crochet cast-off and then block the shawl until it's gorgeous. Who knows how long those two steps will take. By the end, as the number of stitches in each row grew closer and closer to 495, I was spending nearly 30 minutes knitting each row. So, I'm thinking the crochet cast-off will take me at least an hour to do. Probably more because I'm not very speedy with a crochet hook.
As for blocking--I'm not sure when that will be done. Wendy said that she spent an hour pinning out her Peacock Feathers. I'm sure that I will need more time because I'm not using blocking wires and I have never blocked a lace shawl before! To make matters worse, life (namely work) will probably prevent me from blocking it over the weekend. Grrr.
I'm giddy about this. "It's time to put on make up! It's time to light the lights! ..."