Well, the official start isn't until this weekend, but I am working away at mine. While I was taking a progress shot (I don't usually do this too much for a doily), I realized how thin my thread was, so I thought I'd take a pic for posterity.
This is left to right: #10 thread, #20 thread, and what I'm working with right now, #100 thread.
This is a needle comparison:
Top down: US8, US1, US000, US0000, US6X0
As for the update on the KAL, here it is:
oh, also, guess what I finally ordered....
Thanks for the present! This is a gift from my MIL. Love it!