My tendency is to knit small, quick projects that give near instant gratification. I do try to learn some new technique each time and I have definitely jumped into uncharted territory! Actually, I am knee deep in chart reading! That's new. So is lace. So is lace weight yarn! And I am going to be adding beads in a few not so short rows. (363 stitches on the needles right now!) I am trying this pattern from Ravelry, but will add beads instead of the nupps.
The yarn is so fragile, so delicate and soft, and so colorful. The more closely you look, the more colors you notice.
I am ever so nervous about messing up. Hopefully this will become more relaxing as I gain confidence!