my daughter recently learned how to knit and pearl, though she doesn't understand what it is she did yet, she is pleased with herself, and that is the main thing! love the stuffed knits and also the dresses are pretty! i would wear those anyday. it's hard for me to do handwork like that due to carpal tunnel symptoms. oh well i'm encouraging my daughter to continue and hope to be a recipient of some cashmere socks someday!