Yeah! Meet Quincy Q:
Mr Quentin is my first pattern with an actual recommended yarn weight. I had been admiring all the amazing self-striping sock yarns while I have been helping out in the yarn shop and I decided I needed to do something with them. So I wrote a pattern. For sock/fingering weight yarn. There are so many cool indie dyers out there that work with this weight a lot, too. Quincy Q is a great way to feature their amazing color sense.
He's done on Us Size 1's(2.5mm) (or 0's, or 2's, whatever gets a good tight knit fabric the stuffing wont show through). And he's awesome. I love the sock yarn since most of it is superwash and extra durable: and ideal combination for a child's toy.
So there ya go. I love this guy. I had my picture taken for my author photo yesterday and he was the main monster we used. He is so pose-able and personable, I love it. He is also a great way to use up the ends of all of those balls of sock yarn you've made a pair of socks from. You always have that bit leftover, and those bits would make a really cool Quincy. I know needles this small can seem intimidating to work on, but I actually find I don't grip them as tightly and they are easier on my hands than larger sized ones.