The first clue of the Mystery Stole was released today. I was awake at 5:30 for some reason (gah), and decided that since I couldn't sleep, I might as well get up. I checked the website, and lo and behold, the clue was there!
I haven't printed it yet, but I knit Chart A (half the first clue) directly from the computer screen, in about an hour and a half. I haven't started Chart B yet, since it crosses two pages and I want to print it and tape it together. Triangular points go so fast!
I ended up going with the US3 needles and the pearly beads. So far so good!