4.5 months is actually crazy good turnaround time for me for finishing a shawl, especially one this large. Its final dimensions were 91" wide along top edge and about 21" deep. Honestly, this thing is gigantic. It's almost more of an extremely long/wide scarf or stole than it is a shawl, but whatever you want to call it, it's pretty unique.
I just laid it flat to dry for blocking, I didn't try to pin it out anywhere. It took nearly all of 3 skeins of yarn. I used The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga undyed for the MC, Common Emerald Moth for CC1, and Fierce Snake for CC2. I dig this color combo so much. I actually have another skein of the CC1 and CC2 colorways so I will probably make coordinating colorwork mitts or a hat at some point.
There are lots of different ways to wear this and I'm still trying to figure out my favorite:
We've got the classic over the shoulders look, the newly-invented waving madly like it's a magical voodoo cape pose, the elegantly draped across the front and over one shoulder method, or the funky scarf-style... how to choose?
All told, I enjoyed this pattern and it goes more quickly than expected, but I am certainly glad it's finished. Those edging rows had over 400 stitches in them and took me about 30 minutes to knit each one. But damn, I do love finishing things! Bring on the next WIP, woohoo!