You know how it is when you are knitting away, and you decide you are having so much fun with it, you are going to do just a little more?
I was having a lot of fun with 198 Yards of Heaven. I had two full skeins of the Misti Alpaca Baby Suri Silk plus another partial skein. I figured I had at least 250 Yards of Heaven, so I did a little more.
As the name captured my imagination, so did the knitting. It was like sitting in a forest where the moss is so deep that all the sounds of the earth are pulled into it and become part of the soft drifts of green. I'm not entirely sure which captured me more, the yarn or the pattern. I suppose it doesn't really matter. I was captured, caught in the rythmic soft green.
Like all magical mystical moments out of time, time came and I landed firmly back on the earth.
There I was at the end of chart one, on the fourth repeat, with no yarn left for the edging. I really hated the idea of ripping back that last repeat. It was the size I like to wear. What to do, what to do.
I decided to just knit, following the column of yarn overs as established, I turned the two purls into one knit stitch with a yarn over on each side and knit till my yarn was gone. The bind off ended up on a purl row. If I had to do it again, I would keep the purl column, put a yarn over on each side plus a yarn over in in between the purls. I might have gotten pointier points when I blocked with that little extra bit of yarn on tips. I probably would have run out of yarn though. C'est la vie.
It works. I'm in heaven.