I can honestly say that I don't think that I have ever hated a pattern more than I do this one, at this moment. I have never wanted to scream, throw things and smoke a cigarette in the last five years than I have at this moment, with this pattern. I have made two attempts at the center lace panel. I have counted very carefully. I have checked and double checked and you would think, at my age, I would be able to count with ease. Yeah, not so much. Seriously, how difficult is it to count, yarn over, knit two together, slip slip knit, etc. These are all things I can do with ease...on every single pattern that I've knitted until this one. So please excuse my profanity as I ripped this $^%&*@ lace piece out...again.
On a much happier note, a friend of mine has rescued three ferrel kittens.