I feel like I need to be talked to like I'm 5 as well. Graphs and charts look really neat, but HARD. I need to try intarsia or fair isle soon. I think I'm chicken...loL. I found this
yesterday. If you scroll down you can see the chinese calligraphy chart. This has really motivated me to learn how to do this. I took 2 years of Chinese in high school after a three week trip to China. I think the calligraphy would look great on a pillow or something. I still have a bunch of chinese books with calligraphy. Argh, I gotta figure this out!