Many thanks for all your comments and encouragement. I frogged yet again last night, gave myself some serious talking to and look what happened! Yippee! I'm knitting lace!!!! And like you've said Dee, it is proving to be a bit addictive. But that's probably because the rows are so short at the moment. Aren't the colours gorgeous? It will go with practically everything in my wardrobe when it's all grown up.
Now I spent so long on this infernal machine yesterday that I got practically nothing done on The Cake. So I'm off now to see if I can at least get a few tins lined before tea time. Both children have got friends round for tea, so it's already very noisy.