The knitting I should have done by now just got underway at the end of last month. I am making the Samurai Kabuto for Taki's birthday, and it will be tough to finish it in time (August 8th). I have made progress on it, but now I am down to the brim, the tassel, the dragon, and assembly and finishing work. The neck protector section took much longer than I had anticipated because the button stitch rows took forevah, and the row that followed was always a bit tougher because of it. I am working on the dragon now, and that involves things like measuring, and I have learned (why, yes, I do learn my lessons sometimes) that is best done when one has a firm, flat surface. That is to say, measuring on my thigh while riding in the car is not the best path to success. Since we will be traveling many miles this weekend, I will probably leave the hat at home and knit something else. I just do not know what that something else should be.