What is not to love about this mouse? He is a free download on Ravelry at Barbara Primes’s Fuzzy Mitten. It is called the Housemice pattern. http://www.ravelry.com/stores/barbara-primes-fuzzy-mitten You have to look at her picture of the pattern before you read my critique of my little guy. He is a hand knit pattern that I converted to machine. Well….all except the hat. I had to hand knit using DP needles. I made the mouse and hat with Patons wool on the Bulky Brother and then I felted it. I used scraps of the wool yarn to use as stuffing as it would shrink also. Now I know you are laughing thinking that there is something funny about mine. Well, here is my critique. Mind you, this was my first try. I would needle felt the nose instead of using yarn before felting. His schnozz is too big. lol His mouth also looks like a mustach! Need to work on that. I also did not take the time to look up how to do bobbles on the machine and I just marked stitches where they were to go. I would do them the next time while knitting the body like the instructions said. Okay….his tail is too thick. His scarf would look better in a piece of red felt and his eyes would look better with beads. I needle felted a red heart on his chest. I absolutely love the little red beret! I can’t wait to do the little female. You must visit her site. I can’t believe how many adorable knitted patterns she has . I would have definitely bought the mouse pattern but it is a free download.
Oh, one more reason I felted this mouse is that I hand knit but felting hides the areas where my tension might be too tight or too loose. I am going to make this little guy into an ornament.