Recently my daughter has been obsessed with the story of Stuart Little. A tale of a mouse who has been adopted into a human family. She has been running around the house having all sorts of adventures with an imaginary mouse friend, so I thought it was necessary for me to surprise her with a knitted version of Stuart.

Introducing... "Mousie", a pattern designed by Ysolda Teague.
I found this pattern a while back and fell in love with it right away. I love knitted toys. I also love the knitted toys that arent the everyday typical knit toy, like say a teddy bear.
This pattern was fun and surprisingly fast to knit. Stuart has gone from yarn to knit and blogged in 24 hours time. It also took such a small amount of yarn. It was a perfect way for me to use up a few scraps. Dont you love scrap knitting? Its like making something from nothing...
For the tail, ears, and nose I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Dusty Pink. The body of Stuart is made up of Off White Cashmerino with a strand of Rowan Kid Silk Haze held together.
I love the way the Kid Silk Haze adds some fuzz and halo to his tiny little body.

He has been a big hit around here.
I am so happy to make my daughter things that she loves to play with.

Hand knit toys are so special and fun.