I have to confess I have been a member of this site for some time and have never posted. I have commented a few times but have been a lurker (covers face in shame!)
I see a lot of the same faces here as I do on some of the Ravelry groups, again I am more of a lurker than a poster.
So for my debut post I will tell you about my VERY FIRST lace knitting experience. After 10 years of knitting I finally decided to try lace knitting. One of the reasons I have never tried it is because it seemed to require too much attention focusing on the chart. So I sat down with a chart, some fingering weight yarn and a pair of Addi's with all the determination of any 10 year knitter. Well it started out smooth enough but by the time I reached row 24 (ws row) somehow I kept loosing the M1 sts from the previous row. So when I would count I kept coming up short on sts. So after agonizing over this for hours and an email from the pattern designer I finally figured out what was happening. Boy talk about feeling STUPID!
So now I have been moving along without any issues (so far) and have discovered that lace knitting can be as addictive as socks.
Here is a pic of the progress after I finally figured out what I was doing wrong.