It's finally finished!!
And it was so hot to sit under, I almost didn't finish it tonight. Rick suggested dinner out early this afternoon, so I left it set from 4:00 until 8:00. And even then, I had a fan blowing directly on me so I could sit under it.
I still have to add my "Crocheted with love by Julie…" label, but after that it is done and I can send it off any time I choose. With a note attached that says congratulations on heading to college and Merry Christmas all at once. I love my cousin dearly, but this is enough for both gifts, don't you think? :o)