The octagon motif project is progressing. This will take some time, but I've gotten into a groove with the pattern, and I'm now finding it somewhat relaxing. The changing of colors and joining (as I go) are no longer tedious. I think it will be some time before this is a size that will work as a carriage cover, but I have time.
I also have another baby blanket on the loom that I'm working on. Working on wider projects takes much longer for me than narrow items - it involves a lot more yarn work and is harder to get the weaving even. I'm sure this is because I'm still a beginner, and that I'll improve as I continue to practice.