The hardest part of this pattern so far was the 265 stitches I had to cast on. I had to do it twice because I forgot it needed to be loose in order to pull out the lace peaks later. This pattern calls for the border lace to be knit first which is very unusual. I ended up casting on using a needle twice as big as I needed and it worked perfectly-or at least I think it did. Only time will tell.
There are bobbles. I've never done bobbles. They weren't as terrible to do as I thought they were going to be.
The Slinky Cat is wonderful to work with but it slinked it's way right off my swift so it ended up in a clumsy ball instead of a yarn cake. It really has a very silky feel that's going to be so nice to wear.