The afghan is done. It was a delightful experience. The one I made as a teenager was joined in white, this one is deep heathered brown. As I recall the early one was full of color also.
This evening sees the loom's reed sleyed with the stole warp. I'm hoping to thread the heddles tomorrow.
Also, I've started knitting the spun silk hankies into the beginnings of a scarf. This is a very pretty stitch called "woven stitch". So far so good, very pretty, shiny, and soft.