I've never knit lace before (or should that be knitted lace?). Then I got a rush of blood and before I knew it I owned two lace stole patterns, hanks of lovely silky yarn and even some beads to do beaded edging. After that, I thought I should approach things a bit more sensibly and cast on the stole that was marked beginner/intermediate. So, how many times do you think I cast on and knit the first 8 rows?
Four times! I thought I'd cracked it at the third, but a sneaky extra stitch suddenly appeared in the fourth panel repeat. How? How? So, I'm back to gentle beginnings.