This one was made probably pre-1990. He gets to be out all year at PJ's house. I think the pattern was from an old magazine which I didn't keep because I said I'm not doin' this again. I do like the ears and the shape of his eyebrows. The roving beard has held up really nicely.
He has little black felt shoes.
Since I got the pattern for Ernie from Olde Country Cupboard, I have been interested in elves. Yesterday we went to Ray Hunter Florist and there were lots of glitzy elves, but no Ernies. Now the Toymaker has an assistant and I am working on some more Ernies.