I know that having a hub with one drilling and a rim with another is the classic newbie wheelbuilder mistake, so I just brought Minerva's front wheel in to Harris with me when I went to pick up the hub. I specifically asked if the new hub had 32 holes, and they said yes, so I didn't bother to count them myself.
Until of course, I had cut all the old spokes and the hub out, and laced up 7 of the new spokes, and it didn't add up.... grrrr.
After a bit of research online, it seems this hub only comes in 36, so I can't just exchange it.
Will have to talk to Yellow Jersey about one of their 36 hole 28" rims...
I guess the moral of the story is that you need to count the holes yourself before destroying a perfectly good old wheel. And they only sold me 32 spokes, so I'll need to get four more.
So much for getting all the lacing done this weekend..
One initial thought is that wheel lacing is a lot like knitting. You have a set of configurations, and you vary them in a regular pattern, counting the spaces between them. The tensioning thing at the end makes me a little nervous, but we'll see when we get there.