The good news is that I finished the second border! I did several rounds of bunny happy dance around the apartment on Monday when I finished. :D I encountered all kinds of problems when working on the first border, and ripping back several rows was a frequent happening. However, things went so smoothly in the second border that I found it a bit surreal! I didn't even have to rip one whole row!
Now, the problem. First of all, I haven't done any lace shawl edging before. Then, reading through the instructions, I thought I wanted to work a knitted-on shaped edging. These are the instructions: "With dpn, invisibly cast on 18 sts. Beginning by joining the edging to the open sts of the 2nd border, work starting rows a-d, then work rows 1-20 six times ... " I have read this several times and still can't figure out how to join the edging to the open sts. If I still can't figure this out, maybe I should work on a sewn-on edging then. :( I was hoping the lace series on Eunny's blog may shed some light on this ... but it seems that she has been quite busy lately. I just post the problem on the KAL blog but maybe those experienced lace knitters among you are able to show me the way too.
Sorry that there is no photo for this post ... but an unblocked lace project is not too difficult to envision. I am really eager to have this stole finished, so any help is greatly appreciated ... and I thank you all in advance!