Sunday, April 19, 2009

Gift mouse

The dotee (my grand-daughter) turns two in early May. I've knitted a gift mouse for her birthday.

Gift mouse 1

The pattern is 'Mousie' by Ysolda Teague. So cute. You start knitting with an i-cord at the tip of the tail and continue through to the nose, stuffing the body as you go along. The stitches for the legs and ears are picked up from the stuffed body. It's hard not to flinch as you poke your sticks into the poor wee thing!

Gift mouse 2

Some left-over scraps of Rowan Scottish Tweed 4 ply in grey were perfect for the main body. Surprisingly, despite having a small grand-daughter, I had no scraps of pink yarn and purchased some 4 ply pink wool from Lincraft - I've already lost the label.

The dotee and her parents are currently in Mexico, so the mouse will be posted off this week. It's been a fun, if fiddly, project.

Gift mouse 3


jp said...

The mouse is adorable.

Looks very real sitting by your plate like that.

Rose Red said...

Mousie is adorable!! Am sure the dotee will love it (and play some tricks on her unsuspecting parents with it too!!)

missfee said...

oooo he is the cutest mousie ever - love the textured grey

Bells said...

I've loved this mouse every time I've seen it and need to find the right recipient. You did a lovely, lovely job. Cute photos too.

Anna said...

love (1)

Emily said...

What a lovely "Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie" - and how apt the grey Scottish tweed!

It looks beautiful, and I'm sure Ysolda would admire it.

Lynne said...

Too cute!