I finished knitting on whatever this red thing is! After blocking, it does seem to be holding the blocking. It had been very long and narrow in the knitting, but I blocked it wider and opened up the lace and it is staying there.
I used the entire skein of Mini Maiden and it is a long, long shawl/scarf/thing, but wraps nicely around the neck. I can't really give details about the pattern since it's a combination of two patterns that aren't my own, but if you take the lace stitch pattern from Brickless
and plug it into the shaping of Hitchhiker
, this is what you get. I feel like it's got a very summer-y look with all the lace mesh.