What advice would you give someone starting this project? Read through the directions before starting...the repeat rows are very straightforward, even though the first time I read the instructions it seemed confusing. Just keep working the 8 row lace pattern at the end of every row as you go, and the body is where all the shaping is knit in. This was a good project to practice short rows, and I also practiced knitting in lifelines so I would know where the curves were knit in (to help with blocking). Quick, interesting, and a beautiful yarn to work with.