So, I finished it. I finished my first Niebling. In just one day! I guess I should point out that I used this pattern, in case any of you want to attempt it. I wouldn’t recommend it without at least a dozen hours of lace experience under your belt. But I chose it because it looked like (by far) his easiest available piece; small, every other row is straight stockinette, and there were 20 finished projects on Ravelry for me to use as reference.
Now I’m going to make another one. This time in crochet cotton; a material I’ve never knitted with before. I’m also going to add some modifications to make it more interesting. And a bit larger. I’m writing this on June 13, so with any luck I’ll be finished with that piece by the time this is posted. I’m a little bit obsessive about my post schedule, and I didn’t want to assault you with too much Niebling in a row.