Bella Paquita - lace horrors
The lace in this pattern is not written as lace usually is. I have knit lace before and have had no problems with it in the past.
I knit the first side, lace pattern 1. Then you turn around and knit the reverse side, lace pattern 2. Lace pattern 2 is supposed to look like lace pattern 1 except that the leaves point in the other direction. Well, they didn't on my work. I have no idea why. I am inclined to think it is the pattern, but I am willing to admit that it might be me. Either way I ended up extremely frustrated and had to put the damn stuff away after fidling with it for hours.
I was thinking of frogging the whole thing when I just decided that it would not be the end of the world if I didn't reverse the lace. The leaves will point in different directions on the front, but that is not such a big deal. At least, I am hoping that it will both look nice and not bother me. In any case, I've continued knitting the lace and hopefully will be done with that part of the pattern soon.