Hi! This is Kristin from Blue Savannah. My knitting group and I knit the samples for the KAL and I thought I'd start a thread where we could let you learn from our experiences (and. . . ahem. . . mistakes). ;) Hopefully my group will join in with their tidbits too.
My first hint is going to be that the yarn in your kit is a bit heavier than the pattern calls for, so if you prefer more drape in your knitted fabric, go up a size or two on your needles.