Monroe and Marilyn

For quite some time now,  Summer’s Grandad has been telling her stories about a small mouse named Monroe and his wife, Marilyn, who live in their home and have fabulous adventures.

As a girl with a wide creative streak, she is entranced by these tales.

Whilst I was making Spencer the Pug for Dylan (who’s now called Robertson, for reasons that escape me), it seemed a fine opportunity to make Monroe and Marilyn for Summer.

Obviously, for a project such as this, there is only one designer you need…Julie of Little Cotton Rabbits.  I’ve waxed lyrical about her delightful family of woodland creatures before, so this was a complete no-brainer.

Julie’s patterns are not a quick make.  They are beautiful heirloom knits and as such need a little work.  But neither are they a difficult knit.

You just need to pay attention to her scrupulously written pattern and all will work out.  She holds your hand all the way, not just with the knitting but with the sewing up and stuffing too!

And at the end of it you get these magical little animals to delight someone special in your life.

Project notes:

Pattern: Boy mouse with a cabled sweater

Mouse girl in a flowered dress

Pattern cost: £6.75
Yarn:    Bergere De France Calinou
Colourway:  Bleu Nuit & Lac
Purchased at: John Lewis
Yarn cost:  £7.00

4 Responses to Monroe and Marilyn

  1. K-Line says:

    These toys are amazing and Summer looks so lovely!

    • Evie says:

      Thank you….it’s nice to see her smile at the moment. We’re all ready for the long summer holidays.

  2. Tialys says:

    Well, Summer’s face says it all.
    These are definitely heirloom quality mice – one is wearing an actual cabled jumper for heaven’s sake.

    • Evie says:

      As I was knitting I was chunnering to myself about the craziness of knitting a cabled sweater for a toy mouse. But he looks so handsome I don’t begrudge it, after all!