It's finished! I blocked it last night, but could probably use another round. After listening to the Here's To Ewe podcast about blocking, I realize I don't have a decent place to block FOs. They mentioned something about using the wall to block with cork boards... maybe I should turn one of the walls in my knitting lounge into wall of cork! D would loooove that! hah.
My Malabrigo yarn came last night! It's really soft, and the skeins are a lot smaller than I imagined. (Malabrigo virgin here ::waves hello::) Hard to believe 470 yds are all twisted up in there. But if dey say so... otay!