Sorry for the cell phone picture.
I have about 10 repeats of the stockinette left before I start the part I'm a little nervous about: the actual lace bits. I've read through the pattern several times, and it seems like something I can handle, but I can't help but wonder if I'll be totally confused when I get there.
Charts don't help, because my brain doesn't work that way (apparently). Words I get, I understand, but symbols on a chart intimidate me and all those little boxes can be confusing. I did alright when I tried colorwork, but those weren't really symbols--the boxes were just colored in (or not). I should probably practice at the chart-reading thing, though.