Just curious: Have you made any progress with the hairpin lace yet?
I would think you could do all kinds of variations with this pattern (from lots of strands pulled through the loops down to just one, and adding different twists, too). I really like hairpin lace as edgings, which is what I've mostly used it for.
P.S. If you don't have a hairpin lace loom, here's a very clever tutorial for how to make a simple one: http://www.onepointystick.co.uk/2010...pin-lace-loom/
. (I'm assuming most folks on this forum have a few pairs of knitting needles!)