I've been working on a bear pattern for months. I thought I had one, but I just couldn't get the ears right - he always seemed to end up looking like a mouse or a dog. I finally scrapped the whole thing and started over - and Theodore emerged on the very first try. I love it when that happens!
I'm working on a stack of bears right now and I'll have them in my shop by Thanksgiving. And in January? Patterns! Don't you want to make your own?