I did it! I finished my first lace project: The Stormwater Scarf made of Handmaiden Seasilk. The yarn shop in Seattle where I actually bought the yarn did not have the pattern, but the kind people at Handmaiden emailed it to me when I told them of my predicament as they only sell it as a kit, but I already had the yarn.
The blocking was completely magical. Even with the half sized skein you can see it came out quite large after blocking. I simply had to cast off before I lost my mind with fear of a huge mistake. I could have done at least 3 more repeats with the amount left . I had seen blocking work on other people's blogs, but still, I was quite surprised that it took my lovely, but rumply piece and turned it into an amazingly open, flat item in which one can see all the stitches!