So here it is. I used a dpn to hold it closed so it could be shown. I am realizing that I should pick up a shawl pin for this before I send it to my niece, so I am glad that you mentioned this JC. Thanks
This worked out beautifully and will look lovely on your niece (not that it doesn't look good on the lampshade, too). It's very striking in these colors and will be much appreciated I'm sure. Well done!
Lovely, and cute tassles. I also looked through many pics on Ravelry and it does look strange just wrapped around, in my opinion. But with the pin you can show the beauty of it, so that all the colours and the shape can be appreciated.