I’m Knitting Lace?!?!

I finished the striping section of my Daybreak!  It was smooth sailing into the border and bind off until…(it’s always something, eh?)

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Until, I decided that my self-striping yarn was not appropriate for the garter ridge edge.  The long rows (~600 sts) mean my colors appear more variegated than striped.  It could be distracting and messy and I didn’t knit all this way with yarn my Mom dyed for me to have a distracting mess on my hands!  No big deal though, I’ll just change the border.  I didn’t want to knit 15 more rows of 600 stitches anyhow.  I was ready to be done!  I-cord bind off was the answer!  It would match the body and have a nice slow color change along the edge.  Perfect!  Off I went…(until)…

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Until, the i-cord bind off started to curl.  No bueno.  I have a shawl that I love, except for it’s curly i-cord edge that doesn’t lay flat and won’t block out because it’s superwash.  The exact situation I have here.  Two superwash yarns.  Drat!  Now what??  A sideways border bind off??  But that would be many, many rows of work and all that turning can be fiddly.  Meh.  Garter Stitch seemed too plain and I don’t knit lace, don’t even suggest it.  Officially out of options.  Double Drat!  I guess I could work the original border in my solid color, I think I could get another skein.  I didn’t really like that option either.   And then this happened…

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It must’ve been an out of body experience because I don’t knit lace??  How did that even happen?  In a last ditch effort to get out of doing an applied lace border, I test blocked a little bit, convinced that it would probably be horrible and I’d have to find yet another solution to this problem…Until…

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…Until it came off the blocking board looking awesome!!  So apparently, I do knit lace and will be knitting lace for the foreseeable future.  It’s only 1000 rows to get this sucker bound off.  I can’t say no to beauty like this but I can complain about it!  The whole time! Seriousleeee?  Who am I?  I wanted to knit socks on Friday, today I’m knitting lace?!??  Tomorrow I’ll probably decide to knit a brioche dress at the rate I’m going…

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