This is not pinned out or anything, just relaxed on the floor. It measures 17" from the tip to the top. Doesn't look like much, does it?
And here it is pinned out (although I'll probably block it a little wider--my circ isn't quite long enough to stretch it fully):
In one of the "miracles of lace blocking" it now becomes a beautiful patterned-shawl instead of a lump of yarn. It also grew 10" in length!
And a shot without the tape measure.
These things always look so different in photographs; I tend to focus on the details instead of the whole shawl, so when I see a picture I see the whole shawl instead of the little things. Isn't it amazing how that works?