I'm so excited I found this KAL! Like other people have said, reading the back posts has been really helpful. I'm a New Englander playing house in Pittsburgh, PA and secretly pining for the Atlantic, not that the hills aren't a nice change of scenery!
I swatched on Friday and started the back on Saturday. This is my second sweater so I'm feeling pretty good about this one. I'm using the suggested Berroci in the Purpura because I fell in love with it when the magazine landed on my doorstep.
It's going to be a little slow going at first (grad school does not seem to be conducive to long knitting sessions) but so far so good! I'll try and have some pictures up soon!