I had already had half the body done and set aside when I realized I'd made a serious mistake on it. I frogged the piece and that little ball of yarn is how much half the body took. I'm almost done with the other half.
This is just a test to see how complicated knitting a bear is. I suspect the knitting part will be easy and the construction part will be . . . well . . . pardon the pun . . . a bear. I have no idea whether the local Hobby Lobby or even WalMart carry the safety eyes for stuffed animals or the joints to give them movable parts. I will probably find that out tomorrow. If I can't find any of that stuff locally, it may be a while before a finished bear wanders in and makes himself at home.
The pattern for the bear comes from this book: