What an impetuous move! I can hardly believe I did that! (Maybe steeking, in my knitting past, was training for just this event???)
After I had cut out the offending bits, I started to panic and nearly wept, deciding I might not be able to fix what I had done. Oh, it was not a pretty sight, let me tell you!
Nearly, very nearly, did I toss the thing down the garbage chute... I have done this sort of thing in the past...
Anyway, I had a cup of tea and went to work on the damage and then put it aside till the morning, when I looked it over with fresh eyes.
You know, I could not find the spot! Really! I have begun the final row, and I have looked a couple of times over the entire circle (holding my breath each time!) and I cannot spot the error yet. There is an obvious mistake, as there is a wee missing bit that still needs to be mended and I have not found it. This is a good omen!
Here is the unblocked piece at the end of the row, just before I began the final round:
I have decided to go with a new ball of the honey-coloured thread, instead of red, which I found to be too heavy, sombre looking.
Also, I had been planning to add the same red beads used earlier, which were quite a deep red. When my friend from North Carolina sent that wonderful package, there were bright, red beads included; I have chosen to use them, as the piece can carry this brighter red in the last row. It subtly adds a little extra life to the piece.
The new LaCossette shuttle, ordered to help me through the final push to finish Honey Napkin, arrived just in time this morning!
Aha! I just found it in the photo, but I cannot find it on the real deal!