There’s a beautifully illustrated book about a girl and her mouse doll.
Phoebe’s Sweater is written by Joanna Johnson, illustrated by Eric Johnson, indie published by their company Slate Falls Press, and has knitting patterns for a girl sweater, mouse doll and dress, and doll sweater. Irresistable, right? Definitely.
Here’s my Phoebe’s Sweater in size 2:
and a closeup of the buttons:
The buttons came from JoAnn, and I’ve stacked the smaller pink butterfly button onto a round white button to frame it and make it a suitable size for the buttonholes. I do like the effect, and the pink is the exact shade of the yarn in the Phoebe mouse doll and her dress:
which makes the whole set coordinate harmoniously. A sweater for the doll completes the set:
throw in a copy of the book, and there’s an unforgettable gift for a small girl and her reading, knitting, parent to share. I’m sad to part with the book myself, though. I’ll have to buy another one.
Merlin helped me knit them all:
He works for ear scritches, and a biscuit now and then. Good doggie.