Hey guys, I sometimes forget that I'm not all alone and you all have VERY GOOD suggestions. I thought I'd see what you all had to say before I made a trip to my LYS.
knitting trying to make an orangutan for one of my nephews. It's done on US #3's, and a DK-weight mohair yarn. I already altered the pattern instructions slightly to be able to knit in the round on DPNs. It's just plain and simple stockinette stitch. I've already ripped out 60 rows I had done back & forth because I was dropping so many stitches and creating YO's on the purl rows. Doing it in the round has been a bit better, but I've dropped stitches again and I'm really not having any fun and it's not calming to me as knitting usually is. I keep splitting the yarn, can't see it, etc. ARGH!
Some things I've thought about trying: go to smaller needles yet, go to bigger needles (will be lacy, but maybe I can dye the stuffing?), add another yarn to give the thing more weight.