The yarn I am using is from Zen Yarn Garden and is one of their Inspiration sets - Monument Valley.
The cast on was a challenge - Turkish Cast On, which I've never done before but definitely will use again in the future. I also like the I-Cord edging, definitely something I'll use again. It did take me several tries to get the cast on correct, and then I got about half way through the second section and discovered that my stitch count was off. I tinked back for a while and then just ripped. It turns out that my stitch count was off at the end of the first section, but somehow I had miscounted (twice) because I thought I was good. I had also made a really stupid mistake in the second section, which I'm not saying any more about, cause it was just that stupid. When I restarted I took the time to figure out the stitch counts and then I made sure to check myself after every increase. I also decided to add beads to the lace section, just cause. I used stash beads. Stash yarn, stash beads. I feel very virtuous. I'm trying to be better this year about adding to my stash because I'm seriously running out of room to put things.
Pattern: Hale-Bopp MKAL by Ambah O'Brien
Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20
Needle: US 5 (3.75 mm)