I came across the Lizard Ridge pattern some time ago, printed it off and it sat on my desk for a while. It was in the background though. I really wanted to see if I would find the pattern enjoyable to knit or would it be a chore?
It turns out I LOVE it! It's a very cool way of making a very colorful piece of knitting and my hands just want to keep going. I happened to have a couple of skeins of Noro Kureyon in my stash, so I started with those. I bought an extra skein in a different colorway because with Noro you can mix them up and the colors will often blend just fine. As it turns out I needed one more skein, so picked up another one yesterday.
I planned all along to make this into a pillow, so I added the garter stitch border to make it fit a 14" pillow form. It hasn't been blocked yet, but when it does the bumpiness will disappear. Right now I'm knitting a garter stitch backing which will be in two pieces so it can be buttoned. More on that later.
I can see myself doing this again and in fact, bought four skeins of Kureyon for another pillow. If it turns out I need more than that I'll post it here. I also discovered a Lizard Ridge knitalong if you are interested. Oooh, I also just found a pattern for a Lizard Ridge Hat. I see this pattern has captured the imagination of many others before me!