Back in the day, I thought this pattern was way beyond me. Well, after just a few hours, mine is more than half done. It is just plain easy. Very repetitive and only a few challenging moments, and those were more under the category of Dumb Blonde moments rather than hard pattern issues..
I am doing a gift one out of Elann Peruvian wool, in pink and plum, will show it pre-felted and post felted. I have some Noro Kureyon to do it for myself, and anticipate doing many more of these as time goes on.