The "yarn diet" for 2007 lasted all of 10 days. I've joined the Dale of America Knit Along to start the 20th. I had this pattern, along with a lot of Dale Heilo yarn but not all the colors needed. Pat at Kirtland's Yarn Barn in Dillwyn, VA (http://www.yarnbarn.com/) put the Heilo colors I needed in the mail and hopefully they will arrive before cast on day. Big snowstorm supposedly to hit over the weekend which will be our first real snow of the year.
The sweater is in the "Best of Tuir #170" book but I had it in an older Dale book also. Still working on the one color Beadwork sweater and am almost up to the neck steek. It's always fun to have both colorwork and solid going at the same time to give the hands a break.
The inventory of the yarn is done, the sweater books and magazines almost done. Of course I found many sweaters I had marked as "have to dos" including a truly great Aran out of Cast On Magazine of Winter 2002. Nothing to purchase for that one since I have enough aran weight yarn in this house to insulate the eaves.