I've just plugged the number of comments into random.org and the winner is.......
Commenter No 2 - Kathryn Knight
Well done, Kathryn! And a big thank you to everyone who entered. I loved reading about your ideal pets and definitely agreed that the knitting enabling ones would be an excellent addition to any knitter's family!
The general release date for Dave is now going to be 12 August, and he'll be available on Ravelry, Etsy and on www.oliverboliver.com. If you can't wait until then he will be making an appearance (knit flat version only) in Let's Get Crafting Edition 33, (on sale about 15 July). It's a UK crafting magazine with a toy special for this edition so it will be exciting to see who he's appearing with!
For those of you who can't wait until July, I will be designing a new toy which will be available next month. More news on that later...
Hope you have a great weekend and get lots of knitting in!