Well, I ripped out the two offending inches (there's an interesting Google search for you), back to where I had screwed up the ends of my double-yarnovers, and did it all over. I am now near the end of the second section, hoping to set everything up properly (and numerically) for the border.
I love this shawl. Partly, I love it for the yarn, which is the most gorgeous mottled fall shades of green and gold. (In reality I think they are a little brighter than what you see in this photo.) The Icelandic singles have a pleasing rough-but-soft wooly texture. It just looks warm. And partly, I love it for the pattern.
I think I'm ready for a girly shawl. I can't wait to wear it when it's done. I'm hoping it will be enormous and just wrap right around me. I am not usually (and this is an understatement in the extreme) a hearts-and-ruffles sort of girl. I'm more the geometric sort, so it may be in the end that Hyrna is a little too feminine for me. But right now, I love it.