First off this is the second time I've made this and I love it even more the second time. I used Wooley Wonka lace yarn (holding two strands together). I also used beads on the triple decrease. Don't you think it makes the color of the yarn pop? I started on November 4th and finished on January 31. I used size 5 needles and the tiniest darn crochet hook on the planet. I can pretty much promise you I'll be making it again sometime!
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!