I realized, this morning, that I've been practicing Italic for several days, now, but never uploaded an update.
I've also reached the end of the Learn Calligraphy book. The only things lacking are some Italic joins and numerals. My recommendation goes with this book for those just starting out in Calligraphy and for those that only want to invest around fifteen bucks (book plus calligraphic markers). I'm quite satisfied with it. Should I want to pursue this further, I feel I have a good foundation to build on.
168 was the last page in the book, and Margaret labeled it 10101000. That was a very cute touch.