Thank you so much everyone! It did turn out pretty nice, I think - you should see it since I blocked it! The cotton gave me fits at first but I figure if I can get used to cotton other fibers should be fairly easy to work with.
Ah, the great moose/deer debate continues - I think the head looks like a moose but the antlers aren't quite right so there I think it looks like a deer.
Maybe we will all compromise and call it an elk?
Next up was going to be a seed-stitch dishcloth pattern that I found on the Lion website but I discovered an error in the pattern (and it was actually the pattern, not just me the newbie - see my Newbie Pattern Question thread in the How-to Question forum) and I am not sure I am going to carry on with it. I have changed the pattern a bit to give a seed stitch but I may just frog it and go to a different dishcloth. I think dishcloths are good beginner projects - quickly finished and they give one a try at different methods and stitch patterns.
And I have already purchased supplies to make a ribbed scarf, too. See, I am hooked.......