I finally was able to make some progress on George. He now is completed stuffed, has ears and a face and has his limbs attached. He's thread jointed if I figure out the joints are in the wrong place.
The knitting on him was fairly easy, but the finishing has taken forever
A side view:
The strings at his back are from the jointing. I'm haven't finalized the jointing, so I left the strings long.
From the back:
Look! He can stand, unassisted even!
Off to make his sweater now. A poll of my knitting group has come up with green for the sweater.
(Looking at these pictures, it appears to me that his ears are cock-eyed. They don't look that bad in person though. And his head actually can stay at a couple different angles.)