THANK YOU for the lovely comments for thistle. I'm a little embarrassed to say that I still have 2 edging repeats left before she is finished but am being kept very busy with the SSS test knitting :-) I'll finish thistle this week ...
The Pattern: Balmoral from Marianne Kinzel Second book of Modern Lace Knitting (slightly adapted)
The Yarn: Fonty Kidopale (from LUL)
Knitting time: about 30 hours