I am now working on a second turtle, 'Thomas the Turtle', as these are great for practice and I know my kids or niece and nephew will give them a good home. Timmy only took me a day to complete. Now that isn't a full day with ignoring my kids etc. I actually did look after them and feed them as well as doing all the housework. And this isn't a nod to my crochet prowess either. Nope, it's more a case of these patterns being so fantastic and quick they can be done in a matter of hours.
Don't worry though, my knitting isn't being put on the back burner. I am going to start working on a new Alan Dart toy in the next week or so but haven't decided which yet. I am waiting until Sunday when I get the chance to sort through my stash and see what I have to choose a pattern.