The one thing I can say about the bikini top I'm knitting is it is sure giving me a chance to practice different kinds of decreases.
Also, I need to make more stitch markers. I don't know where all mine got off to. Making them is easy. You take some split rings and some cute charms and attach them all together. Make sure your split rings are big enough to go over the needles you are using for your project. I like to make each one different, because if they all match you may forget which stitch you do at each marker. Or you can buy stitch markers on Etsy.com, but why not try making your own first.