The first finished project of the new year! The alligator is done. The Boy loved it for about two minutes. He let me put it on him and smiled. Then he pulled it off, threw on the floor and hasn't touched it since. Ah, such is life with a two and a half year old. I will try again in a few days. I'd like to get a photo of him wearing it. It is all about timing.
I pretty much followed the pattern. I added repeats in the body for extra length. If I knit this again I'd add more rows between the bumps to get the added length. I'd also use a softer yarn. The Morehouse yarn is a little rough for next to the skin. I'd probably use Cascade 220 Superwash.