I know it's a bit late and not the correct season, but I decided to knit one of the many lace patterns that I have stored on my computer. This one is from a group of German designers. The yarn suggested is wool lace yarn from 600 m per 100 grams or thinner. Well coloring within the lines has never been my strong point and when my youngest daughter and I were at Michael's one day, I found some Aunt Lydia's crochet thread #10 with a length of 300 yds. or 274 m. Close enough for me and I liked the name of the color Zen Green. I chose a 2.75 mm instead of a 4 mm needle. The bamboo looks better knit with a smaller needle size. The pattern is free from Ravelry and can be found here.
The first six sections are done. Altogether there are 24 sections. Lately, I find that I have more difficulty knitting with such thin and a bit floppy (due to the 100% Bamboo) yarn. Due to age, my hands are shaking just slightly-- almost not visible--but it does make really fine knitting somewhat more difficult. It's particularly noticeable at the start of lace knitting. Therefore, I have decided that the next time I knit with such fine yarn, I will do a provisional cast on by knitting an inch with a slightly thicker yarn and then start the actual project. After finishing, I can always cut off the mismatched piece of knitting and finish the edge with a crochet row or Elizabeth Zimmermann's sewn cast off. I am getting too old to make myself a basket case over such minor issues.
So knit on merrily and, oh, don't find the mistakes.