Dreambird is coming along- it's still not a fast knit, but I'm falling into the proper rhythm, and doing better about keeping track of stitch counts (not to the point of being able to engage in conversation and count at the same time, but improving). It's going to be pretty amazing.
And for those who are wondering, the colors are changing almost exactly in the center of the feather just by chance. It's just working out that way. Cool, no?