I officially started Eli. I finished the head last night and have decided to enjoy knitting him piece by piece rather than obsessively working for hours on end until I finish - a tendency of mine. The instructions have been FABULOUS, which is why he is turning out so well...they make a difference! So far, I've learned the difference between m1l and m1r (thanks to youtube) and have gotten to practice ssk. All of this learning, so exciting!