OK - if it kills me, I swear I'm going to cast on and be "with" the rest of the bunch here by the end of the weekend. Thank goodness it's a long weekend! HA!
I still plan on doing the Cherry Blossoms version, and I've worked this out - in my mind at least:
I'm going to do the beaded cast-on, knit the 6 rows of garter stitch, then do the basketweave pattern ONE TIME, then 6 rows of garter stitch again, more beads, then begin the cherry blossom portions to the end, (may add more beads before the ruffle - heck, I've got enough!), done. Then I'll pick back up my beaded cast on (is this going to be possible????), knit the cherry blossoms portions one more time, more beads at the end, and I'm done.
That's the plan anyway. But first, I'm determined to finish the test knit I'm doing for Glampyre Knits/Stephanie Japel. Man, I'd best get knittin'!
Happy knitting, all!