Thanks, Kristina, for getting on the blog - must have been something I did or didn't do (why should this be any different?). I'm very excited about this KAL, because this shawl is one of the most beautiful knitted things I've ever seen. I ordered my yarn from Canada - a company called Ocean Wind - a lovely soft shade of pink in silk and merino. Totally psyched! Now just have to get the beads, which I will do this weekend. So, while I will miss the official cast-on on Friday, I'll be just behind you (and really behind all those eager beavers who jumped the gun - wow!).
Vicky in Denver