This so-called 'Radical Lace' reminds me of one of my favorite Yarn Arts things I've seen this year--Laura Splan's virus doilies. They are so striking! Being a bit of a technophile, I really want to understand more about computerized sewing- and knitting-machines. I'd love to experiment with it but have no idea where to get my hands on equipment without spending a fortune.
In the meanwhile, while I wait for a robot to do my knitting for me, I am using this lovely super-soft pale-cocoa-colored yarn from alpacas raised by friends of my parents (it was an xmas gift) to make the delightfully simple Irish Hiking Scarf (with thanx to Amy for the suggestion). You can put me firmly in the Ralph Wiggum camp of B2A--I'd never cabled before and had to restart once or twice but I'm psyched about how it's turning out.