I don’t know that this is exactly lace. How do you define lace? I consider lace to be “a fabric with intentional holes”. By that definition this does qualify. Normally lace drives me crazy. It’s multiple rows making up one repeat where there are multi stitch repeats in each row that tends to tax my already tired brain. This bit of lace is easy. It’s a four row repeat made up of two different rows with only a slight variation. It’s easy enough to remember. I just have to know which row I’m on and off I go.
For the past few years I’ve passed on so many patterns because I didn’t want to add stress to my life. Avoiding stress is something I’ve prioritized. What stress I have is more than enough. I don’t need it from my hobby too. But now I’m wondering if judging lace by how it looks has caused me to miss a few dozen patterns that are simple, straightforward and stress free. I guess I’ll have to give them a second look.