The zip-up hoodie is coming along fairly well. I consulted a couple more patterns to help figure out the decreases. Apparently, I would rather guesstimate than actually take the time to figure out how to make a sweater that will fit me, as this has transformed from The Sweater of No Pattern into The Sweater of 5 Patterns...give or take a pattern. (Sigh)...someday I'll learn. I don't have that much invested in this one, though. It was a spontaneous project, and I usually spend a good deal of time considering my projects before jumping in. And in that same spirit of spontaneity, I'm using some yarn I grabbed out of my stash. Or rather, my "stash." Truth be told, I'm not a stasher. Actually, admitting that you don't go berserk hoarding yarn in every color, fiber, gauge and texture will get you some very strange looks from other knitters! Stashing usually goes with the territory. But I don't. Don't know why. I just don't. My "stash" consists of skeins that have gone unused because I fell out of love with the project before I even got started as well as leftovers from completed projects. The yarn I pulled out of there is an acrylic/wool blend and I am NOT enjoying it. I'm trying to tell myself that I'm keeping it real and fighting yarn snobbery by using an acrylic blend. Myself is not really believing me, though. The yarn just feels...acrylic-y. I don't remember what my original intention for the yarn was, but I know I bought it a long time ago. When I didn't know much or care much about fiber content. Sure...keeping it real. That's what I'm doing.