Once in the grove of lace knitting, the movements became very fluid and muscle memory started kicking in. I was really surprised that I was able to stick to this project and complete it in a few weeks.
By the way, this stitch pattern is really similar to one called Print O' the Wave that appears in a book on Shetland lace knitting called Heirloom Knitting. Eunny also has a version of this lace pattern which is available via a free PDF download.
I'm glad that I followed through and ordered the kit from Virtual Yarns. The yarn was a joy to knit and the right weight for a cold weather garment.