There he is, lurking by the fireplace, fully aware that a dark background shows off his fluffiness best.
He's knitted from some incredibly soft pure wool, and rather tougher pure cotton. Having grown up in the 70s (and having an admirably frugal mother) means that luxury yarn is more of a novelty to me than novelty yarn. The materials for this doll were a gift, and James himself a special order. It was a treat to knit him, and I'm finally ready to venture beyond superwash pure wool. Angora, mohair, and all those exhilarating things sold in tiny dye lots are beckoning.