I just finished ripping out my too-tight bind-off on the lace shawl and redid it with a stretchier bind-off. This is the bind off I used, it has a yarn over in it to help with the stretch. It was a bit of a painful process - I thought I could make it easier on myself by watching the latest episode of the Bachelor that I had on PVR but I was wrong. I don't know what keeps me watching that show - it's so horrible! But I can't stop.
So, next step is blocking! This will be my first time blocking where it will (should) really change the look of the knitted piece.
Then, I can FINALLY give it to my mom! Hopefully you'll see this in an FO Friday post next week!