I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it. And really, how can anything designed by Jared Flood be bad. Knitting his version of the Hemlock Ring blanket was probably one of my all time favorite knitted things.
I did need a little convincing to start it and once I decided to knit it I labored over which yarn to use. Happily though, I found the yarn I wanted - Berroco Ultra Alpaca / Lavender Mix - thanks to my friend Kathy. It also helps to have five online knitting friends that are knitting along with me.
Point of interest:
Including mine there are 590 of them being knit or have been knit on Ravelry.
I wonder how many there will be when I finish mine.