Is there an official start date? I have my yarn, silver fino, and gunmetal beads. But I want to get to a certain point on a sweater before I put that down and work on the hanami. I thought I would have reached that point a few days ago, but the sweater is taking a bit longer than I anticipated.
I've never knit with beads before, is the cast on hard to learn? Looking forward to this knit, I like a challenge!