I blocked out the sagebrush lace and seamed it for an inch or two on either side, and this is the state of things now:
Looks a lot different, doesn't it? Blocking is truly magic for lace.
I could stop now if I wanted to keep the scalloped edging, but I think a couple inches of ribbing around the edges will make it more wearable for me (longer and less granny-like). I'm going back to Taos next week, so it'll be the perfect place to celebrate its finishing.