The Decision has been made to dump that pattern..as my daughter says "knitting is supposed to be relaxing" funny how the words you've used come back to you and in the nick of time...I've pulled out my hair ....cussed and fussed ....and tried to kick Cecil around since we don't have cat...(that didn't work, he stayed out of my way :o)
I started the pattern four times with renewed vigor to get it right...:o(
The problem was losing the 7 nupps for the knots in the pattern...as soon as I did 7- to 10 I'd lose one...and life lines for this part of the pattern would be of no help
for me anyway...someone smarter could do it ...let them have it for now..
I have to move on to keep my sanity...
Just about every pattern in that book has from 5 to 9 nupps in it...I don't think I'm ready to tackle any of them except one...So I'm going pattern hunting...I've got several Lace books (even the Bible by Sharon Miller) I ought to be able to find something...stay tuned...I'm in my Pajama's, had a sausage sandwich with a Root beer for breakfast..(after I had coffee)....But I'll tell Ladydi I had ice water :o)
The Cornbeef is cooking..I'll add some Cabbage and potatoes for a dinner I don't have to watch...Happy St Patricks Day...(almost)