Thanks for the sympathy everyone.
I wasn't even TRYING for the beads.
I think it may have something to do with the slipping of the stitches because by row 20, I have about five or six extra stitches on the needle.
I"ve marked the pattern repeats with stitch markers, used a lifeline, pulled out all of my tools and widgets and I think it's just got me beat.
Anyway, I was knitting this for a friend, so I found another lace pattern that didn't give me hives, and I've already got one pattern repeat under my belt.