I count it as finished even before the blocking. My Downover is finished! This was such a fun knit. Very much a sit and watch t.v. knitting project or even in public. If you are so inclined, it would be a good Olympic knitting project.
I used Cheryl's Just Beautiful Alpaca in Silver and Black. It fits the bill as a great quirky shawl and one of the pieces to go over a Knit and Fit ensemble that I have ruminating in my mind. I am hoping to put it on the blocking floor this weekend. Then it really will be finished!