I now have 2 balls of blue wool done, plus a little extra to finish the 32nd round.
And, as you can see, I have started on the first maroonn round. I have decided to do 2 rounds of maroon before starting on purple.
I love the contrast between the blue and maroon, although you can't see it here.
As for my other projects, I haven't done anything more on them. There are just too many other things to do in a day, and this is much more portable, especially when I am sitting in the car waiting for people.
I thought about making the maroon rounds a little more decorative, but haven't found a pattern or stitch that really works in. I'm thinking I might do a shell pattern for the outer edge though.