I have attempted many exciting patterns in the last several years of adventurous knitting. Lace, cables, Fair Isle, chart reading, textural. The most adventurous and ambitious pattern has been the GAAA, aka the Great American Aran Afghan which is one of my works in progress. (see the sidebar). I am on the 7th square and although I haven't worked on it for a few weeks, I keep up with the Ravelry group dedicated to this pattern. This past weekend, I was able to assist another knitter who was stuck on the Sumner square which I had already finished. This is the one with the spider, web and vine, and flies. You have to see it to understand it.
That is inspirational.