I finally finished Alan Dart's "Hanukkah Hiram" but I left off all the Hanukkah related items so he's "Just Hiram". I used Berroco Suede for the body which looks/feels great now that it's done, but I wouldn't recommend it. There's a lot of fine seaming in this pattern and the suede yarn made that a bit of a nightmare. Of course the Lion Brand Fun Fur I used for mane and tail was pretty funky to knit with too.
But, in the end, he's kinda cute.