Thanks to everyone's input, I'm happy to announce that my dad's Christmas vest is beginning to take shape.
Hello, fellow knitters. I am starting a new lace project and I have no idea really how to interpret the pattern. There is one portion of a row that requires 4 yarn overs in succession.
thanks again for all the warm kindness shown toward my health. the update is 6 long hours of surgery, none of which i remember, were apparently successful.