Fortunately I have something else to show off. Remember my nephew asked me to knit a dragon for him? Well, I couldn't find a pattern for a proper dragon, but I did find one for a dragon hat. Fortunately he thought that was a brilliant idea, and has since then been bragging high and low that "his aunt was knitting him a dragon hat, and his mother would sew him a costume to match!" No pressure at all there ;)
Anyway, the hat is turning out to be a really fast knit, and even picking up stitches for the ears is turning out to be easier than originally feared.