I've got my Zephyr Wool Silk in the color Cassis, so pretty!
I've got my circular needle from Knitpicks, a size 3.25mm fixed circular, very nice, beautiful points and joins and mellow cable.
I am knitting without beads, cause I don't want to fuss with them and I prefer not using them, although I did very much like the beads in MS3 on other's stoles, it didn't inspire me to use them. I'm too plain of a Jane, and don't want to fiddle with them either.
I've re-read the pattern, and will cast on tomorrow or Friday.
I swatched when I got my sample yarn from Sarah's yarns and liked the resulting density, so I'm not bothering to swatch again first, I'm just ready to go!