Well, I finally swatched for the Hanami KAL. I am using 100% silk 2/18 in a beautiful pale Azure blue silk from Colourmart. I am using it doubled. I could kick myself because I should have had Colourmart twist the two strands together, but, I'll manage. This yarn has the most beautiful sheen and soft feel. It isn't very slippery, which is what I was afraid of. I didn't want it slipping off my Crystal Palace Bamboo needles. I am going to use Swarovski glass pearls for the beads. I figured, Japanese inspired design, I'll go with silk and pearls.
I am still working on MS3. I am stalled on Clue 4. I was tinking back more than I was knitting so I had to put it down for a little while. But, now that the Hanami KAL is so close, I have to get my tail in gear! Southeastern Wisconsin is wet, wet, wet, and humid, humid, humid. I can't wait to start Hanami. Lace knitting has taked over all of my thoughts. I am totally in love. My husband is starting to see my lace knitting as my "bit on the side". LOL