I picked up knitting needles for the first time, about a year ago. And almost immediately my desire to knit this pattern got ahead of my ability to do it. But I jumped in with both feet, only three short months after my very first knit project and, five repeats later, I abandoned it for nine long months. Too slippery on the needles and too sticky for frogging, the mohair yarn was leaving me with nohair and a slightly defeated spirit. Since that modest beginning, I've learned much, especially an appreciation for other's finely honed knitting skills, and I decided to give it a go again. So I put this baby on a circular needle and rested easy that this was going to be, at worst, a learning project. Just not an abandoned one, anymore.