...and then I remembered his comment on seeing my blog and the crochet version of myself - "love your self-crochet, can you make me a Chaplin doll?"
So I cracked out my black and white yarn, got started, and by the end of the day I had it finished.
He was really happy with it, as you can see. He loves Chaplin and old slapstick style comedy, when I started making it I wasn't sure if I could make it identifiable enough, but he knew straight away who it was. The little crochet Chaplin even treated him to a special birthday dance