So, here he is... a knitted Lego man.
This is knittedfrom the pattern by Amber Allison "Some Assembly Required" (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/some-assembly-required). He looks a little lumpy and bumpy which is a result of my construction rather than the pattern.
It's a very intricate pattern and requires most of the knitting techniques I know so it was like a revision piece - testing me on skills previously learned. :-) The BF commented (as he watched) that he was impressed by just how much knitting was involved... as opposed to stitching individual boxes together. I know what he means. It was a really fun knit.
As for the actual instructions.... They were great. Amber has included lots of step-by-step directions - explaining what you're doing before plunging you into the knitting instructions, so you have a picture in mind of how the different parts are going to take shape. She also includes a lot of photos to supplement the pattern so if the written direction isn't too clear, the pictures help to show what you should be doing.
"Some Assembly Required" was an absolute pleasure to knit.