I have a friend who knits, Beth, and she is not what I would call an "obsessive knitter" but I might have to change that. She made the book of knitty for our baby, with the help of her mother-in-law. Amazing! I don't know how she came across the pattern online, since she is not obsessive- but I so appreciate the gift! It is too cute for words. I don't think I would have had the ambition to knit it for my own child!