I just completed the first section of lace (rows 1-18). I don’t do charts and luckily I found written instructions here on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Gyrfalconne/nurmilintu
Gyrfalconne did an excellent job of writing out the lace section of this pattern.
As some stated, the garter stich sections can be a bit boring but the lace sections are a fun knit. I plan to bind off with beads.
At the end of the pattern, I repeated the lace section so that the lace section has more depth (the stitch count was perfect; no revisions were needed to repeat the lace section twice). For the picot bind off, I prestrung my beads on the yarn and added a bead to each picot point.