Serendipity is off the needles, and blocking. Pre-blocking it measured 49 inches, but I’m going for vertical interest here, so I’m blocking it long, and I think it will gain a good deal of length.
I have a sneaking suspicion that blocking this is going to do a *lot* for the yarn – some yarns, they don’t change so much, but this one I think will. I gave it a full immersion soak – 20 minutes in ice cold water with the wool-wash I use, and then two careful rinses. Even with the icey water it bled a lot of dye. Then I pressed out as much water as I could, and hung it up on a hanger to dry. It’s hung from the middle, because I want the ends to match, and have a nice wide shape to them – sort of like the bottom of bell bottom jeans, except flat. Normally I wouldn’t hang any knit wet, but I want this one to stretch long, and hanging is the perfect way to do it.
It looks really nice – I’ll measure it when it’s dry, and get some photos then.