This pattern I have called Baboon/Mandrill, although I think to be accurate he is a Mandrill. Apart from his soulful deep eyes, I do hope you notice his prominent brow and his brilliant bright bottom.
This toy is not an easy knit. Well actually that isn't true. The knitting is really quite straight forward, but there is some sewing up. But the pattern has photographs and diagrams to help you.
I have recommended a wool: Sirdar Escape DK, and although any other DoubleKnit wool will work, I think the texture and colour changes of this wool works really well.
I have always liked making things, and although I have been knitting a lot recently, I also like sewing and other crafts.
I live on the outskirts of London, and work part-time at a local school, and have partly got back into making things because my children are always doing something creative. At school I love the days when we get really messy.