A good friend of mine is getting married on Saturday, and my Hanami goal was to finish in time to debut my new shawl at her wedding. I'm very pleased to announce that I met my Hanami deadline! I did not do the ruffle at the end of the pattern - instead I did 6 rows of garter stitch, same as the at start, and added beads at the end at the cast-off. I'm so happy with how the Hanami looks. I now just need to block it (which I am a bit nervous about since I am a blocking virgin), and show it off on Saturday.
Thanks to Baadmedicine for a fantastic KAL! I can't wait for the next one!