I decided to skip ahead in the book to Christmas Trees, pg 203 for two reasons. First, I thought they would work on this hat, and second, I am not sure what time of year it will be when I get to them legitimately, so I might as well use them at a seasonally appropriate time i.e. now. I have not done anything else in the lace chapter yet. I am actually thinking of making a subsidiary set of arbitrary rules to cover that chapter anyway. It starts with umpteen variations of faggoting, so I think skip ahead and then use the faggoting as filler in the projects as I go through the rest of the lace stitches. I have to do something with lace soon because I am going to the Chesterville Spin-In in February and the theme this year is lace.