I think that's one of the loveliest details of this pattern. I was going to skip it and do a garter stitch hem, but I'm so glad with this finish. It looks so beautiful and it adds a little heft and strength where it needs it. This is a beautiful pattern, and thanks to the ties will grow well with a growing kid!
In other news, I have been really good about going to the gym. I've started a weightlifting routine with a friend, so I'm super sore right now. Hopefully it will be worth it when I'm a bit stronger. For now, however, a hot bath is required. Once that's out of the way, tonight will be full of watching the Tudors drinking tea and eating a cupcake by the fireplace. Oh, and knitting a bit too.