Don't. I'm doing the bloody gruffalo. It was a christmas "present" from some kids who want it completed and keep asking me about it.
The yarn is horrible and the pattern unbelievably daffy. I do not want to knit purple sodding prickles out of nasty acrylic. I want to use some of my gorgous hand dye from edinburgh arm festival or finish my Liberty fabric quilt (which in a completely immodest way I am massively pleased with).
Instead I'm spending my free time battling with the sodding gruffalo.