The mascot for Children In Need is Pudsey the Bear. There is a knitting pattern for this cheery chap...perhaps I'll have a bash at it for next year.
On the knitty news..my Opal Harry Potter wool arrived today (I only ordered it on Wednesday!) so I am hoping to get started on some socks for myself sometime this weekend. I expect I will stick to the basic sock pattern as the self patterning wool speaks for itself.