And for once, I'm not talking about the kid.
Shawls are usually so jammed up on the needles that it's next to impossible to see the pattern develop as I'm knitting, so blocking a shawl is almost always a delightful surprise. This was even better than most. Half an hour ago it looked like a big purple snotrag, but a quick soak and a bit of tugging revealed this beauty - behold, my Morpork Pi shawl designed by MMario:
Now that's a rather impressive use of 3 1/2 skeins of sock yarn, wouldn't you say?
Closeup of the pattern near the edge:
Closeup of the center section: