Somehow I dropped a stitch about 5 rows ago (see stitchmarker). How did I not notice this while knitting lace (and therefore needing a correct number of stitches on my needles)? Well, when you have an extra stitch somewhere else, coincidentally creating the correct number of stitches, one might overlook the dropped stitch. Here's a preview of the lace blanket, previously unshown. Please excuse the lack of color balance as it seems the "evaluate white balance" function on my camera is acting up.
I now plan on tinking back these rows because I know if I pull them out, I won't be able to figure out how to get it back on the needles... I can't take that chance this far along (end of repeat 16 of 24).