I did MS3 last year and had never tried lace before. I found it to be
quite do-able. As Karina said, there will be a lot of support from
others who are knitting it and can answer any questions that might
pop up. I agree that lifelines and stitch markers are a must!
I've never knit with beads before either so I'm really looking forward
to that challenge. I found some kind purpley metallic looking beads
that I'm thinking of using but haven't decided on yarn colour yet.
I'm seriously thinking of going with a silvery gray yarn and will either
get the purple beads or try to find some that are a bit bluer. Not sure!