Whee! The Almanac-a-long shawl is indeed a shawl, and not just an uppity doily! I really had my doubts, there. Finished size, unblocked, was 26 inches square; with all its bejeezus blocked out it's a much more shawl-like 36 inches square. There are even a few bejeezu(s?) left if I really, really want to make it Even Bigger. Some other time, maybe.
Yes, that is a white cat sitting on a black futon couch. Yes, I keep a large supply of lint-pickup roller things in that room.
The pointy edge bits are pure inventions of the pinning, not anything particular I did in the knitting. The kitties are keeping a respectful distance.