whoo hoo, i'm finally done...
This is my first lace and my first blocking (that is why the blocking is so sloppy ; )
It's hard to tell in the photo, but it is more of a reddish brown (brunette) color. It is knitpicks Elegance in Redwood on size 8 needles.
I was surprised that when I immersed it in cool water to start blocking, there was a pretty strong and not so pleasant smell. Is this normal? I'm sure it will go away when it dries, but it was not a nice surprise.
Anyway, glad it's over but I'd do it again.