I have finished all of the decreases leading down to the waist and am working the straight part leading to the increases for the hips. I did decide to do the lace panels down the sides, just to keep the mindless part of the knitting not quite so mindless because I do find it boring, and have actually falling asleep while knitting it. It works best if I'm reading or watching something that actually requires me to pay attention. I'm almost done with one skein and have already wound the second skein.
Pattern: La Vie Douce by Vera Sanon
Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina in Baroque Violet
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm)