A progress report on Paul! He's a bit fiddly. I suggest if you make one try and choose a wool that's not 'splitty'. I'm not sure what the technical term for that is! Trial and error maybe. This Phildar Phil Folk 50 stuff is hairy and splitty (70% wool) so it's a bit tricky to handle with a 2.5mm hook but not impossible.
I am forcing myself to do at least a few rows a day so that progress is made. I've only roughly stuffed him at the moment so he's a bit lumpy in places. Stuffing is an art form in itself I think. In the meantime I keep marvelling at the tiny tiny stitches. Marvelling through reading glasses that is.