In 2009 I pwned that four-row lace pattern on the chemo hat.
Encouraged by this tiny success, I engaged another, quasi-lace project, the Montego Bay scarf. This was an extremely complicated pattern, involving two (2!) stitches, repeated but offset over a two-row (2! row!) repeat.
After the catastrophic mental strain of the Montego Bay, I conquered short rows heels and toes and learned how to do them so I didn't get holes.
And then I took it easy for the rest of the year, knitting perfectly ordinary hats and socks and scarves. The end.