I did more repeats than in the original pattern, and since I wanted to use every bit of yarn I have I stopped at the end of a repeat (instead of stopping at half repeat as recommended in the pattern), and tinkered with the edging to get it lined up with the pattern and have pointier edges.
Thank you my mom, and grandma handing down all those genes.
Thank you Marion for the cool spindle.
Thank you Abby Franquemont for the great videos and wonderful blog full of advice. I don't have anybody to show me things, your stuff is the next best thing.
Thank you Angela for pointing me toward the pattern.
Thank you Christopher for the pictures!