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The holidays are such festive occasions! Fond memories of Christmas or Hanukkah are conjured up for many of us. I've always loved hearing stories of a Christmas mouse, so I thought I would design a knitted one. Then one became two and then I thought why not Hanukkah mice, as well?! And these adorable Christmas and Hanukkah Mice were born! My Christmas Mice hold a candy cane and jingle bell. My Hanukkah Mice hold a menorah candle and a bag of gelt. All four are dressed in their lovely holiday outfits. Standing approx. 9" tall (without those ears), the mice are knit with regular #4 worsted wt. yarn (approx. 145 yds. ea.) with a small amount of short eyelash furry yarn for their fuzzy hair! Their outfits are also made using worsted wt. yarn (approx. 65 yds. for the dress, approx, 60-80 yds. for the shirt and yarmulke or Santa hat. They would look lovely in your home during the holidays or as a special holiday gift for a child!
Gauge is not critical for this project. Work
tightly enough to ensure that the stuffing will not show through the stitches.
I am a retired early childhood educator who loves children and enjoys seeing how cuddly "friends" can give them affection and also provide learning experiences in fun ways. You can also join me here: http://www.knittingparadise.com/