I'll be picking up more yarn next week but have enough to begin. I'm trying a combination of inking on and following the cartoon... I haven't inked on in many years but want to keep the fiddlehead stems as close to the design as I can so though that would be the way. I've found on this large loom that I can hang my design across the top so I can refer to it as I make color choices.
I'm using rare earth magnets for the first time to help hold the cartoon in place--learned about these from Rita L. and Diane H. at the Sutherland workshop Pat & I taught last fall. So far, no slipping of the cartoon. I'll stitch it in place if I begin the have trouble with it. Main challenge right now is to keep my needles that I'm stitching the slits with from leaping onto the magnets!
More as this progresses... right now, time to go home for the day.