To the left is what I am aiming for - Alistair Wizard. Below is his current state.
I had problems with his hair piece - the pattern in the book was wrong, luckily the corrections published here sorted that.
The beard was another issue. The pattern asked for 26 stitches, but gave numbers that only added to 20. 26 were definitely needed for a fit
So, off to knit some pants for him.
All cast on and ready to go.