Will wonders never cease? I frogged the entire piece last night and started again and have managed to knit 3 rounds of the lace pattern. Right now it looks pretty dismil, but I'm hoping it will look better once it is blocked. I'm feeling quite pleased.
The 7 into 5 stitch is made quite easy with the help of Size B crochet hook. Darn handy! The needles are number 5 and the piece measures 7 inches. The finished piece will be approximately 60" (152.5 cm) long.