I decided not to buy a separate ball of wool for the snout and made the entire bear from the same wool.
So far so good - I love the way the wool makes the pattern but because it's a small bear the stripes of solid colour are quite wide. I'm not using the same brand of wool as the pattern as I couldn't find it from a UK supplier and didn't want to pay yet more postage than I already had.
One leg down, second leg, body and head, arms ears and snout to go! After knitting the second leg you pick up the stitches from this leg and continue the body and head in one piece. The arms, ears and snout are very small and quick to do and I finished it in a few evenings.
Here she is, I think I could have sewn her together more neatly but I like her.I haven't thought of a name for her yet - any suggestions? I'm not sure if I'll keep her or give her away.
I've used less than half the wool so I could either make another or use the wool for something else. I don't trust my renewed enthusiasm for knitting to last very long but I'll let you know if I mange to make anything else.