Well, I'm very much behind schedule, but the Secret Stole is starting to look like something. I made a huge boo-boo towards the end of the first chart and spent almost a whole day fixing it, which included ripping back lots of stuff and many four-letter words.
I'm not really an experienced lace knitter, and I was wondering about the 'holes' in the fabric - are they supposed to be kind of 'double', like they are in my stole? I've highlighted a prime example of this phenomenon in the pic below. There seem to be large holes and then smaller holes on top of them. I'm not sure if this is normal, or if the double holes will disappear after blocking, but it looks fine from a distance...and most Finns have crappy eyesight anyway!