After seeing a gajillion of these on Ravelry, I decided to finally make the Bobbi Bear:

I used Cascade 220 (less than 1 skein) and size 3 needles for a super dense fabric.  He’s cute.  I was going to make him a little scarf, but I didn’t have any sock yarn that coordinated.  My son kept asking, “Can I have him?”  I didn’t have any other plans for this bear so I figured, sure.  Within minutes, it was clear I’d made a good choice:

I wonder when my kids will be too old to want a hand-knit toy.  I hope that won’t happen for a long time!