Sunday, February 17, 2008

Three Blind Mice

Well not really blind mice because they do have eyes, I just couldnt think of anything else to call them :)

I have Zoe Mellor's book Knitted Toys from my local library and its due back soon. I am making a mobile from it and have had the colourful mouse pattern queued on Ravelry since I joined up. So sweet. I have an amazing assortment of half balls that really are not alot of use , except for stripey projects which I don't tend to do a lot of so this was going to be a perfect way to use up some odds and ends. So I made a mouse....

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OMGosh. So cute.

And I don't know what came over me but I couldn't just stop at one....

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So to sum up...... I spent my weekend knitting small stripey mice and then placed them strategically to photograph them. Clearly I have issues


The pattern is easy peasy. It takes one game of Super14 rugby to knit one and another half an hour or so to finish. I found the finishing a bit of a drag because I really hate fiddly stuff like making noses and whiskers and I probably take a lot longer at that sort of thing than most. The pattern calls for matching felt to make ears but I didn't have any so knitted some instead. (CO14, 9row Stst, decr each end next 4 row, next row k2tog across then BO). Worked out great for mice size ears :)

Right on with some 'real' projects now....

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9 comments:

nova_j said...

awww they are CUTE!

Maria57 said...

They are very, very cute. Even your 15 year old brother thinks so!

Louise said...

Cute! I ended up buying this book after getting it out twice from the library. Must try that pattern soon. Thought it might make a good mobile.

sweetp said...

I think it would be a great mobile. Very cute. Im still working away at my fish :)

N2 thinks they are bees (stripey) so I might make her a yellow and black one and do some wings for it

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

They are cute. I haven't yet knitted toys yet... Tobin is quite keen on them though - may have to show him your mice :)

The Happy College Knitter said...

You totally don't have issues. Those are adorable!

Carol said...

They are So cute I have to make them :)

neak said...

OMG sooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!

Hopelovepeace said...

I like the mice, and especially, that you checked the book out from the library. I like the library too. That is what caught my eye about this post, your patience to go to the library first is impressive, conscientious.