Ok, Beelzenef is completed!
First we have prototype-Beelzenef! This was knitting in the round, all in one piece on dpns. I haven't used them for a while, but I'm loving dpns just now. Niftily, he has almost no seams.
Then we have the final Beelzenef. This one is much bigger, and made with thicker wool He was knitting flat to allow me to use intarsia for the eyes and mouth. I'm not entirely happy with how the eyes turned out - I intarsed white patches and sewed on black outlines afterwards, but because the intarsia patches are quite blocky the two don't exactly match up, which I think makes it look a little scruffy. Hopefully that only shows if you're looking closely.
Another problem is that he doesn't quite bend like the prototype, so it was difficult to gesture with him. I suspect the (accidentally) untwisted make stitches on the prototype helped with this, giving it more of a crease to fold along. Possibly the thicker wool contributed to this too. Or perhaps the arms need to be placed more at the front? I guess I'll need to experiment more, which is good, because I had a lot of fun making these :).
In the meantime, here's Beelzenef as part of the full Nekozawa costume: