I like to always have a simple knitting project around for those quiet moments. While working on the shell for Sheldon the Green I cast on Sheldon the Purple. That gave me a body and four legs to work on. And did I need it. Parts of the shell is complicated and needs concentration.
As soon as my daughter heard my son was getting a turtle she wanted one too. As it turns out back when I bought the yarn to make the first Sheldon I also bought yarn to make a purple one too. Which is funny because I had no idea I was going to have a second child, let alone a girl. I believe I was just trying to order enough yarn to get free shipping.