I've decided I'm ready. I'm going to knit a lace shawl in black.
Lace Wings, as it's very straightforward. The yarn I've chosen is Misti Alpaca Lace.
Of course, I should probably get the Swallowtail done first. I've decided, after much thinking and math and listening to the sensible words of a commenter, that I'm going to work it as the pattern dictates. And if I've got tons of Sea Silk leftover then perhaps a narrow rectangular lace scarf might be nice, and would make a terrific commuting project.