This is my first KAL, and my first sweater! After knitting many socks and mittens I have decided to make the big leap to sweaterdom. I am knitting the pattern backwards, starting with the sleeves, and am now on the left front piece (saving the big slog of the back for last). I kind of wish I had the foresight to knit the body in one piece up to the armholes, but oh well, too much done now. I am taking Amanda's advice and doing a three needle bind-off at the shoulder seams. Unfortunately, my mom took my camera on a trip to California with her, so no pictures of my new love until next time! But to give you an idea of my mini cardi, I am knitting with elsebeth lavold's Classic AL Garnet on US 6 needles, and my oh my is it lush. I can't wait until I can wear it!