In 2003 I purchased a Cast On magazine because of the Noro jacket on the cover. At long last I am going to knit one for myself using Silk Garden yarn by Noro. The pattern calls for #8 needles but I have done a swatch and am using #9 for the correct guage. The jacket is knitted in six pieces and is all in garter stitch. One front and one back piece are knitted from bottom to top and one front and one back piece are knitted side to side and then the sleeves are both knitted from the top down. So will keep you posted on my progress.
I do have another scarf to knit for the shop and will get that done over the weekend.
Janice is having the first of three finishing and blocking classes on Saturday and all three classes have filled very quickly indeed.