I actually sat down over the Easter holiday and did some rug hooking. I made substantive progress on the hat, which I must say is a very overwhelming hat. Keep in mind that the rug is 3 feet by 3 feet, and this plaid hat is about 1/3 of the rug. That's a lot of plaid. So it amounts to constant back and forth reference between my visual and my mat and my box of wools in all their values. I resorted to screwing together a couple of wooden cartoons so that I have eight compartments to keep my values straight. That has helped, but it is still very slow hooking with so much back and forth referencing. But I think it is worth it. It is really starting to look like a hat now, and I can see the end of the tunnel, only a bit more of the top and brim to go.