A couple weeks ago I was just sitting on the couch, knitting a doodle when it turned into a Little Friend. I started with this bunny pattern, added a little bit of colorwork and a whole lot of embroidery.
Once I knew my knitted doodle was actually a Little Friend, I decided to emulate a Matryoshka style face and body. The hair is made of dozens of fat french knots. Next time, I might include a fair isle motif or some beading, and I will definitely knit top-down to make stuffing easier. This Little Friend is sporting a whimisical pointy hat and little green gloves of felt applique.