If your having trouble drawing a person, think about the shape of the eye first. This way you get a realistic look to who it might become! O my goeh this is the most helpful thing ever with anime eyes :D
Make a rug loom with PVC pipe. Weave around top/bottom and sides of PVC to keep the weaving from pulling in. When done, just take apart the PVC and slip off the rug. What a great idea from Pink In Mind. Maybe with T-Shirt yarn?