At long last (possibly 10 years...) Beaker is done!
I'm certainly not going to rip it out and start over. Because, if there's one thing I've learned from all this... I absolutely hate working in acrylic! The whole thing (with the exception of the hair) is knit in Patons Astra. I knit him in that becuase I already a had a few of the colours I needed in my stash - but had I been more experienced when I started him - I'd have dyed some nice superwash merino instead!
Oh well... he's done, and tucked away for Dave's birthday, which is in July. Now onto something more enjoyable.