I saw the pattern on the Yarn Harlot blog in August of 2011, purchased the pattern shortly there after, found the yarn at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in Asheville,NC in October of 2011, worked on it off and on for months, finished all but the blocking and buttons in August of last year and then it sat as I was afraid to block it.
Finally I watched several videos where the knitters just used regular pins (which I have plenty of) and I decided to go for it. This is Catkin waiting to be blocked
Catkin pinned out - next time I will use a bigger bed. It grew a lot more than I expected.