@GG - No worries, I bought a LOT of this yarn . Fell in love with the color and, not realizing it was fingering weight, purchased a whole bag of it :noway: @DTurner, I did not keep track of the hours, but I would guess the time for bind-off was in the six to eight hour range :passedout:
After I began the bind-off, I realized that my needles were not pointed enough, so I found, thankfully, some circulars for lace knitting (the LYS here is more geared towards quilting). This yarn is pretty sticky, and while binding off I discovered :figureditout: that tugging on the two stitches before inserting the left needle to knit them together was really helpful.
I used a crocheted picot edging for the neckline, size E hook. It did not draw the stitches in enough to my liking, so I am now in the process of redoing that using a size C hook.
When I tried on the shawl, I found out that ruffles can be quite heavy; drawing up the neckline will be important to help keep it on the shoulders, and I think :think: a shawl pin might be very useful.