I'm apparently not a pro at making good decisions, because I have decided to knit a full-size, complicated shawl in lace weight.
The pattern is Limberlost Trails and it is beautiful (and my favourite word, FREE) but as you can see it is not the simplest or most easily memorised lace pattern in the universe. It is also all in charts, includes some techniques I don't understand, and is going to be ridiculously easy to lose my place in.
I've got the first 52 rows done. There are... a lot more to go.