I purchased a pattern that I am not going to make. It's Fiber Trends "Estonian Medallion Lace Scarf" pattern number AC-86.
It looks like a great lace project, and I read through it before I purchased it and nothing there looked like it was beyond my capability even though there was some new stuff that I hadn't done. But when I finally got to row three of the lace pattern and worked the "cluster stitch" I kinda knew right then and there that I was NOT going to do that the number of times required to produce the scarf and feel any love for the finished object knowing what the cost to my sanity would be. To be sure of that, I continued with the pattern to the next row where the cluster stitch was worked and it was confirmed.
To give you fair warning of what the cluster stitch is, you knit seven stitches together and leave them on the left needle. Then you YO and knit the seven stitches together again, and again. It turns seven stitches into five. This is what drove me batshit.
So, I'm hoping someone might find some joy in working this pattern. I know I will not so I'm willing to part with it. If you're interested please send me a PM with your email address and mailing info and I will hold a drawing on Sunday, June 8th and promptly mail the pattern to you on Monday, June 9th.
As an aside, I continue to be impressed with the Fiber Trends patterns and how well written and easy to follow they are, including clear and explicit instructions on the stitches and abbreviations. The lace patterns include thorough and easy to follow line by line instructions as well as charts so you can follow whichever you prefer. I myself prefer the written line by line instructions. Becuase of that, the Fiber Trends patterns are the ones I look to first when looking for a new project to do.