1) I love Ike and
2) He'd be a great character to knit
A couple of days later, this is the result.
I'm really quite pleased with my little tike Ike but that doesn't prevent the urge to kick the baby.
He's knit with acrylic DK yarn on 3.75mm DP needles, felt features added with craft glue and stuffed with fiber fill.
You can find the pattern here https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1t8ytROeC-Z2Kn8V5V550rxKhR29m7ftnFtydPZwX-50
If you make him I'd love to your Ike. Please don't sell my pattern or the finished product but make as many as you like for friends and loved ones!