This is in it's blocking stage. Well, upon trying to successfully block it, I discovered two things. I did indeed bind off too tight. And somewhere in the very last couple of rows, I seemed to have dropped a stitch. So, at some point I am going to rip back this bindoff and do EXACTLY what the pattern says. Bind Off, Loosely! This is critical!
I like the Shapely Shawlette and will like wearing it as soon as it is properly bound off and blocked.