I am back from Chicago and pics and news will follow once I have sorted through the pictures. I am sure you don't want to see all 200 odd!
I recently knitted a small shawl/scarf thingy. It is lace and lace looks like crap until you block it which opens up all the holes so you can see the pattern properly.
Here it is before it was blocked:
And here it is after (Mani is helping!)
The pattern is the Forest Canopy (Ravelry link).