I made this Loch Ness Monster for a friend using a pattern from Hansigurumi. The color had to be deep-dark-loch colors. I used 2 colors of mohair boucle, holding them together to make a tight furry fabric. (OK, Nessie is probably not furry, but I dare you to prove it.) The pattern was very easy to follow, though the tiny horns were a bit tough to do well in the round.
I am happy to report that the recipient was totally tickled with the gift. :-)