Thanks for the comments and encouraging words about my foray into entrelac knitting. I'll keep you all posted when I decide to start my Lady E. For those who said that they are afraid to try entrelac, all I can say is if I can do it...you definitely can! Here are some links to the handy tutorials that helped me. First I used this one (you will need to sign up but it's free)--it was originally printed in Interweave Knits and it's good. But then I decided to start over and use this one, because the stitch pattern here more closely mirrors the one in the Lady E pattern.
Speaking of handy things, I am playing along with a request from Lori on Thrums to show a picture of my hands. Since I took this picture myself, it's only one hand, but it's doing one of my favorite things...petting Willow's soft head.