Lots of firsts for me--this is my first ever KAL, and my very first post to a blog! I received my yarn and pattern book for this beautiful sweater a couple of weeks ago from Two Swans Yarn (thanks Karen) and have just been waiting for a free moment to take the plunge. I hope to get started in the next day or so. I have found all your finished sweaters and works in progress to be very inspirational. Thanks for sharing and wish me luck!