I was recently interviewed by math4knitters for her podcast. One question Lara asked me was about my fascination with knitted toys. Why do two middle-aged people like making small knitted toys? We'll admit to not giving them all of them away. OK, maybe not even that many. Some are too delicate for children; they are more like little sculptures; some we just can't part with.
So here is my Toymakers Manifesto: knitting silly toys doesn't need an excuse any more than any other crafty pursuit does. Cuteness is its own reward.
In celebration of this stand tough approach, we accept the newly completed strongman into Le Cirque de Souris.
Alan Dart. These mice are about the size of real mice so the knitting is quick. However, parts are numerous and are knit flat so a mouse requires lots of sewing up; it's a bit fiddly and time consuming. Mr. Rududu has installed armatures so that the mice can be posed without falling over.