Hi all, I've been over on the sidebar for a while now but just got around to actually casting on and, finally, posting.
I'm doing my SCJ in Peruvian Collection Sierra Aran from elann, in the autumn maple color. I love the yarn and I am crazy about the color - it has bits of gold and pink in the right light, and it's soft but still firm. I'm just starting row 43 of the left front. I did the crochet cast-on knitted-in hem and it looks fantastic - thanks for the advice on that!
I ordered 11 balls for the size 35, but I think I might need one or two more - darn, more shipping costs!
I'm not sure how much I like the M1L increase, it leaves a little bump that is making the texture a little funny. I kind of wish I'd gone with my standard increase of knitting into the right loop of the stitch on the row below, it's pretty invisible.
Back to knitting - I love this pattern!