This big Bob Dobbs was my first project in years & I think it turned out pretty okay
I chose a 10.5 x 13.5 piece of plastic canvas and used metallic craft cord for the Bob part & a variegated wool yarn for the background. I just used a straight up cross stitch for the entire project. In retrospect I would have used some other stitches to soften the image & make it less pixelated, but hindsight is 50/50.
Overall I think it took approx 36 hrs to complete based on timing myself on the last few weeks of it.
Let me know what you think!