My differences: I pretty much followed the pattern except for the shell ring and I shortened my Body. I just did 3 dc in a st and then sl st to the next and repeated.. I also made my belt different and added the strap that goes over the arm much like the newer turtles. Oh and I did my hip area differently as well but not sure how to explain it. I used safety eyes from Hobby Lobby. The mouth is black yarn embroidered on.
I gave him to "Birthday Boy" last night and he loves him.
I must admit I love him to and my hubby now wants one... Maybe after the holidays though because I have so much I want to make...
Currently I am doing 3 KALS for the months of September and October. The first is through MustStash. They do a podcast that I LOVE! It you haven't heard it check them out. The KALS they have going on this month are a handspun and Rhinebeck or Bust. for the handspun I am using my pumpkin handspun and making the Nora Spiral One-Skein Hat by Manuele Ducret. My project page info for that can be found here. Now I am also going to use this for the KAL the Knit Girlls are doing. It is for something for Halloween... I meaning a pumpkin color hat... I can not get much more Halloween than that :) So that project is being "double Dipped". The last thing I am making is The Easy folded Poncho by Church house Farms. My project page for that can be found here. I hope you check out my WIPS and drop into one of the groups MustStash or Knit Girlls and tell them I sent you. I would also love to hear about your WIPS and see pictures :)