Well, something like that anyway - and to think I never even considered blocking for the first 30 years of my knitting life!
When it came off the needles it was a mere 27" across and 13" top to point - blocking made it grow to 43" wide by 21", which whilst not large by any means, is just what I wanted as it will be used as a glorified scarf rather than a shawl as such - though it can be pressed into action if they don`t soon get the &*££$%? air conditioning sorted at work.
I really enjoyed making it, and can imagine that this won`t be the last time the pattern is used. Knowing how well it works I may just invest in something rather more cheerful (and expensive) next time. I thought the tip for writing each row out on an index card and then punching holes in the top corner, joining them with metal ring binders so you can flip the card just used to the back of the stack as you complete each row, was just brilliant and definitely a trick to use again.
Right, off to wade through my stash and pattern hoard to see what is next ("ahem", whispers the conscience, "have you forgetten Thermal?") Erm, yes conveniently I do seem to have.