I just bought this book, and I’m really excited about it but also kind of terrified. I have still not been able to figure out how to make Sheldon. I’ve knit bags, scarves, hats, even iPod cozies. But I took one look at the directions for Sheldon and felt like I was trying to read a foreign language. I could not get my mind around it.

I’m sure the fact that I haven’t started a new knitting project since the Neverending Scarf doesn’t help. It took me 2 years to finish, and I barely touched knitting needles except for that project. I’m rusty. So these toys look amazing but also daunting. I’ve got to find something small and straightforward so I can get the concepts and then move on to the cooler animals. I am determined to give my niece a cool homemade toy for Christmas!