Other than that, the prototype for my next pattern is done!!
It's called Borneo, and it's a knit owl stuffie.
There are a few adjustments between this critter and the final pattern. The ears will be shorter, and the tail won't taper as fast, and of course, no wonky embroidery! I think button eyes are in order. Also, it will be a lot better knit :P This little guy feels rushed, but I WAS rushing to mail him to a friend from college, sooo...
I'm currently finished with a portion of the pattern-writing. I'm planning on the pattern including instructions to make the doll in the round and flat with seams. There will also be a "frankenowl" section on how to modify the pattern to make your own unique version. It's a lot of work, test knitting, and designing, but in the end you will REALLY get your money's worth for this thing! It ain't no Dino.
I'm really excited to release this pattern, but it's probably not going to come out until September. I'm going to aim to have the pattern written and tech edited by the end of the month, then give the world a month to test knit it, then release it September 1st. That's the TENTATIVE schedule, since I'm doing a million other knitting things at the moment. (Okay, maybe more like 4, but it sure feels like a million. I will most likely blog about all of them.)