I need to learn some determination to stick at a project I love when I get stuck. It is not only the Doctor who has trouble with these guys...
However, when I looked through my favorites list on Ravelry, stock full of aspirational projects, there was one that stood out a mile: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter09/PATTspoke.php
This I saved to my favorites on March 13th, 2010. That was a loooong time ago. I have probably looked at it lovingly at least once a month since. It epitomises everything that would smash my knitting fears - will I suit what I knit, or might it look horrid? Will I have the skills to make good, well-fitted garments? Will I have the patience? Can I afford the kind of good yarn needed? And at some point I will man up, face those fears by buying the yarn and casting on. But until then, I will continue to practise my skills and lust after it.
And obviously, finish that damn Dalek!