i love the skully sweater, and i'm planning on doing it for my next big project, but i'm new to intarsia, so i practiced with the wrist band and it was really pretty easy!:
i was filled with confidence, but i don't have the yarn for a proper sweater project, nor do i have the money for yarn right now (or even gas for the trip to the yarn store), so i took some old yarn i'd picked up at a thirft store and made a skully pillow. instead of doing proper intarsia, i followed the pattern and did a seed stitch wherever the pattern said to use a contrasting color, and when i was knitting in the pattern, i held a thinner pink yarn together with the blue yarn to make it stand out a little more. then i sewed the knitted square to some old t-shirt fabric (one piece of fabric on either side of the knitted square, sewed around the edge, leaving a small hole, and turned it inside out so that on one side was the knitted square backed by a t-shirt sqaure--so no stuff would come out between the knit--and the back of the pillow was just the other piece of t-shirt fabric) the result:
it was so easy and cute, i'm going to make a ton of these with different pictures. right now i'm working on a smaller pillow with a little bird on it (i drew the bird on graph paper). i'm hooked!