I pushed it right to the wire, but my sister's Christmas gift lace scarf is finished. I had a tiny bit of yarn left over, and could have added another 5-10cm to the length, but it got to late last night and I thought "really, in the scheme of things - what difference does 5cm make?".
Plus, today was my deadline to get it into a courier bag and sent off to my family in Victoria, so it was a pretty tight deadline. I've been working on a sleep debt all week so once it got to be late enough that my eyes were crossing from tiredness, I figured it was time to be done with the knitting bit and start blocking it.
So I cast it off, washed it and pinned it out to block into shape. It's not really until you get to this last step of stretching it to dry into shape that knitted lace really comes alive, everything neatens and opens up, and you look at it and think "wow, I made that!".
I hope she likes it!