Ah, my latest creation is done and posted on my Ravelry page! The Chevron Crochet Tote Bag is really a fun project and a great way for a beginner to practice the double crochet stitch without getting bored! And, except for the color changes, it worked all in one piece.
Looped Yarn Works since they stock Berroco's Weekend Chunky yarn, but ended up making one to keep for myself :-) I also love the handles -- I got them on http://www.fabric.com/, but they're made by Cindy's Button Company, a home-grown business in Idaho.
Now, which project idea to get started on next?!?!