Well, I've started (actually, I've started 3 times... I'm continuing this one!) I've learned a number of things so far:
1) Apparently chart reading is difficult and I think I should have started with a purl row instead of a knit row, the whole thing is "backwards" (i.e. the labyrinth looks like I imagine it would be if I were looking UP from underneath it instead of DOWN from on top of it)... oh well. I'm not starting over again.
2) Color switching on purl rows is hard (I'll get over it)
3) Working with local wool is kind-a cool. I bought the wool at Marr Haven (which is only about 10 miles away from where I live and I didn't know it existed until about a week and a half ago)
4) I'm having a blast with it. The pattern is going to need a little tweaking when I'm done, but I may submit this one for publication?!
For the record, thanks for those of you who helped me with yarn estimation, we'll see how close I got! Also, I've put a 5 row border of moss (seed) stitch around it to help keep it from curling... I hope it works!
Grace and Peace,