Though you can't see from the gauge swatch, I'm actually about to start on the third ball of this four-ball project, and I'm down to the hip increases. I was thrilled to find yet another way to join a new ball while conserving the most yarn possible (scroll down to the final method).
In other news, Marly's sweater is nearing the end. Sleeves are completed and I have picked up the neck/button band stitches, and I still have two skeins of yarn left.
I'm thinking she'll have a matching hat and scarf, though an adorably enthusiastic boy from her dance class asked me to knit him a sweater exactly like Marly's.