I've just started the waist shaping on the Bonita Shirt. Once you get into the groove of the lace pattern, the knitting goes fairly quickly. Knitting with the lighter gauge Cotton Glace is a dream too. I haven't experienced any achy fingers yet at all! There is some embroidery on the front of the shirt, but I'm not sure if I'll add that or not. If I do add it, it would be something more simple instead of the leaves called for in the pattern.