2.19.2009

Stuart



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.

15 comments:

Hannah said...

too adorable! i'm so inspired to make some knitted toys.

sue said...

Oh how cute is he. I love the photo with your daughter too, those legwarmers are so cute on her.

amy said...

he is too cute!

Poethead said...

Your little one is so cute! I know she loved Stuart. I have the pattern, as well, but I've procrastinated knitting the little creature, because I cringe with tedious knitting. Your efforts make me want to knit one now!

Puttermeister said...

Stuart is just darling. Nice thought, to add in the Kidsilk haze.

danceNknit said...

aw, he is too cute! I have a book of knitted toys I just haven't decided what I'm going to make yet. I love the pic of you daughter holding Stuart on her knees with her leg warmers on!!!

igi said...

oh my gosh he is too cute!

joyknits said...

Really cute mouse! I loved Stuart Little as a kid (considerably before it became a movie) ;)

Julie said...

He is too cute!

SweetDreams said...
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SweetDreams said...

That is just about the most adorable little mouse I've ever seen! So sweet and fuzzy.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Oh he is too cute! We have a knit giraffe and a knit octopus here and there have been request for some knit frogs....if I show my daughter these picks I guarantee there will be a request for a mouse :)

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

How on earth did I miss your blog ? I love it, love your FO's also.

bethanyg said...

SO cute! And hearing your daughter and how she loved it made me (and my husband) smile. :)

Yvonne said...

What a fantastic mouse, so cute.