This project made me happy, even if it did make me cuss a bit a few times.
I've knitted lace patterns before, but not in a long time and was rusty. I can watch sitcom TV and do this, but cannot engage in conversation and keep track of which stitch comes next. I finally realized that I could not watch the presidential debates and work on this project. Between conversations with Bill and talking back to the TV (how lame is that?) during the debates, I would make a mistake and not find it until a row or two later. For those of you who knit, I couldn't just pull out the knitting to get back to my mistake, I had to "un-knit" each stitch because of yarns overs and SSK stitches.
The edging was a challenge because the instructions were a bit vague. I thought it was just me so I took my work and the pattern to the yarn shop where the instructor sat down, picked up my knitting, read the pattern and said "HUH?" That made me laugh, but also made me feel good.
Each craft brings me a different pleasure and sense of accomplishment. I am glad there is no reason to limit myself to just one. I love the feel of yarn gliding over needles and I love that knitting is portable. A new knitting project is underway and thoughts of another are on my mind. There are also bedroom curtains to sew, a table topper or runner to make, ornaments to finish painting and a husband to feed. Wonder how he feels about being mentioned with my other hobbies?