|finished - details on Ravelry here|
I followed the pattern's blocking instructions exactly. and wow.
The somewhat wonky holes opened up to circles, the edges are flat and straight and the "haze" turned into a subtle halo.
Spur of the moment, I texted Renie Tuesday afternoon to see if she wanted to get together for a glass of wine. Another neighbor joined us and the timing was perfect to gift the finished piece. Renie loves it.
This is certainly one of the prettiest things I've ever knitted. But as much as I'd love to have one myself, I think it will be a long time before I even consider another Kidsilk Haze project!