Well, I'm not an advanced lace knitter like you Susan, but I did manage to knit up a cute baby hat. I didn't use a pattern... Just size 7 circular needles and Mission Falls Merlot and Wintergreen... Which (Sadly, I might add) have both been discontinued. I guess when I was carrying the yarn behind, I didn't leave enough slack, which caused the leaves to pucker. Although unintentional, I think that it makes it look more like an actual strawberry.