Hear, hear. In spite of all my best intentions, I have ended up with a scarf to knit for someone, in endless mistake rib (the mistakes are endless too, I can tell you). And then I have a pair of legwarmers to do and maybe a hat. And I would so much rather be trying out the Forest Canopy pattern.
Instead, here are some pix of the Shetland Triangle I managed to fit in earlier this year. I can't persuade Blogger to put them up in chronological order. It's in Jamieson's Ultra, in Iceberg. It's quite small because it was my first proper piece of lace (I did some Feather and Fan scarves before, but they're so easy I don't really count them) and I couldn't wait get it off the needles to block it and check it out. I prepared to the nth degree beforehand, bought a magnet board, photocopied all the charts and blew them up and cut out bits and stuck them together, so that I could understand the repeats, and did swatches. I placed a marker at every 10 stitches because I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and there are days when I can't count up to 10 (some days I can't count at all and then I knit socks).
I love this pattern, especially the shapely points, and would like to do a bigger one or maybe an Icarus, but I get a bit panicky with rows that get longer and longer (knitted too many Potato Chip scarves last year) so I might do a Birch next. Or that Forest Canopy... when I've finished these scarves and hats.