The yarn and pattern arrived this week. I had a bit of trouble getting my chart-impaired brain to comprehend the forward and reverse way of working the lace repeats. After two nights of no knitting, I feel better about the thing and will not give up in disgust after all.
Special thanks to some very helpful bloggers for tips on making Charlotte a happy experience. In no particular order:
Threadbear Fiber Arts Studio for putting together some great colorways at discounted prices
Between the Stitches Charlotte's Web Hints and Tips
At My Knits End has a couple of posts with hints for using markers to help keep the repeats on the right track
Uli has a wonderful Excel spreadsheet to use in keeping track of rows, pattern repeats and color changes. Look in the left column for a link to download the spreadsheet.
Whitestar Knits has two photos that really show off the lacy stitch pattern of Charlotte