The braid is a lot thinner than I would have thought, but I like the design in it. I'm using #5 perle cotton - six threads. So will keep this by my chair and pick it up while watching TV :) So far the cat hasn't paid much attention to it, but not going to leave it totally unattended - she's fooled me more than once with my knitting. I thought I had a picture of her and the yarn from one end of our place to the other, but can't find it, so will save that for another day.
Hope you are trying new things, even it its just another type x-stitch you've not done before, i.e. band samplers, HAED, or maybe some counted canvas?