I finished up the back piece of Marcella on Sunday evening. Count those days - started on Wednesday, finished on Sunday - FOUR DAYS! That's a personal record, I don't think I've finished any kind of back piece to anything in four days - woohoo! I really knit much faster using combination continental.
I started the left front piece immediately, and quickly realized that there was something wrong with the pattern or something. I pulled out the last Vogue, the pattern was also published there, and noticed that the fronts are knit a little differently. I think I will go with the Vogue version for the front pieces.
Speaking of Vogue, they, along with Interweave Knits, have their fall previews up. The only thing catching my eye with Vogue thus far are a couple of the sock patterns. Interweave has grabbed my attention with the Gatsby Girl Pullover, the Wanderlust Hoodie, the Swallowtail Shawl, Coral Crossing (minus the front pockets), and the Sienna Cardigan (plus I just love Blue Sky Alpaca). I can't wait to dive into my issue, just waiting on the postman!