Well, the ole' elbow is still a little disgruntled, but I have definitely moved beyond those four measly cast-on rows I had last time I checked in...
I've done about two and a half repeats on the blossoms-only version. I'm using Misti Alpaca laceweight in a dusky, rosy shade, and I'm making this Hanami for my sister. She used to teach in Japan and has something of a cherry-blossom infatuation at the moment. Ironically, she's been knitting much longer than I have, but can't make this for herself because she has carpal tunnel. All the more reason for me to baby my inflamed nerves!
I finally got a chance to take some decent pictures of the Hanami I finished for myself. I finished knitting and blocked it in late August, but somehow camera, stole, and sunlight didn't converge until this evening.
There's a teaser picture -- gratuitous yarn porn! I've put several more pictures in the Flickr pool and there are many, many others in my own photostream.
Happy knitting, all!