I managed a couple hours knitting time, last night. On the cardigan, I finished about 2 inches, and on the tote, I knit through another pattern repeat (about 2 inches.) All in all, I'm pretty pleased with myself! Both projects are so much fun and are keeping me interested, fairly easily. I wasn't sure how it would be, as there is no change to the pattern on the bag, once the checkerboard section is started. And, on the cardigan, almost all of the garment is worked in basic stockinette stitch. This one remains interesting because of the color work.