You've all inspired me to give lace a try. I mean, I've done smaller projects like edgings or scarves, but I've never done a large lace garment at all. So I thought I'd give it a try.
My sister is just a little too comfortable wearing her sons clothes (or my sweaters) and so that seemed like the perfect opportunity to work some women's patterns. Mainly to clothe sis in gender appropriate clothing, but I also get the added benefit of learning a wider array of stitches and more advanced fabric shaping techniques that you don't get when doing most men's knitting.
So I found this really pretty six-row lace pattern with a 10stitch repeat in Knit n Style magazine. All was going well for the first few times through, then it somewhere i lost count or so, and the design was messed up. so I started over (I will tear out a boo boo at the first sign of trouble). And then I started again and again and again. Im on the 7th restart when a friend told me to use a lifeline. Duh!!
Im usually pretty good at figuring out easier ways to do things, but that never occurred to me. At any rate, im now further than i have been and will push through to the end. Luckily this pattern has panels and I'm working on the biggest panel which when finished should be 14" long.
Will post pics as I finish the panels. I'm really excited about it.