I made the owl and some eggs for my mother and was very happy with the way they turned out. I'm working on (interrupted by the Twilight books) a lion right now. The patterns are very easy to follow. It just takes a chunk of mental power to keep track of how many rows and stitches I've done. I absolutely hate it when I loose count. But the stitches are pretty basic and there is a little bit of fudge room.