finally finished my song of hiawatha stole. i used knitpicks palette in lemon and US 6 needles. i'm estimating that it took about 100 hours, including all my mistakes and going back to fix them. that seems like a long time, but it's the biggest and most complicated piece i've ever done. i'm really happy with it! i blocked it to 29 inches by about 8 1/2 feet. it's a christmas gift; i hope my aunt likes it!