It never ceases to amaze me just what a difference blocking can make.
The real colour is kind of halfway between the two photos - more a periwinkle blue. Check out the nupps - totally worth the bruises I developed on my fingers from shoving my needle into them.
I was a little nervous when it came off the needles - it looked tiny. But after a fairly severe blocking, it's 49" wide & 23" long. Still a small shawl, but big enough to be useful.