Loving this process.
I have ditched the French Bohin needles as they bent too quickly going through sometimes four layers around the hexagons. I am now using Jeana Kimball's Foxglove Cottage Betweens Size 10 which I ordered from Grandmother's Garden in Gordonton.
Also loving the Audible app and Audible.com. Currently I am listening to The Cleaner of Chartres. I haven't listened to audio books for years. (They remind me of living in Colorado where every weekend away was accompanied by free books on tape from the library. There was no radio reception over Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain Passes at 10,500+ft, but lots of snow - complete with avalanche warnings at times - and great scenery.)