Look what I did today! Even though there's not much to look at, I worked on this new braid for more than 2 hours. I only created 3/4" of lace, Wow! I think I may be in over my head.
This pattern is Cross-over 1, page 33 of Read & Kincaid's "Milanese Lace". Since the previous Meander in Braid went so well, I thought it was time to pick a more difficult braid. The first repeat went very slowly, partly because I am following the diagram and skipping the words this time.
Even though I am slow, I didn't have to retro-lace, and I didn't get lost in the diagram. I hope I get speedier after I complete a few more repeats. It doesn't look like it should be that hard, and I am amazed at my struggles. By the way, it looks as though my lace widens out after the corner, but I checked, and it doesn't. The pins are not pushed down, and it creates an optical illusion for the camera. We'll see for sure when the pins get pushed down.