Anne designed this monkey for Averette of Purple Crow Books, a wonderful local bookstore on King Street in Hillsborough. Averette did the knitting and Anne did the finishing, and now the completed monkey sits in the window at the Purple Crow. In his lap is the children's book on which he was based, It's A Book, by Lane Smith.
Back at the shop, the mouse remains. Phoebe goes with a children's book that bears her name, Phoebe's Sweater, by Joanna Johnson. It's a sweet story about a mouse whose mother knits her a sweater, accompanied by knitting patterns for a matching child-sized sweater. Or, if you're the animal-knitting type, a mouse-sized sweater, and a stuffed mouse to wear it.
Look for Phoebe near the baby pattern books in the yarn shop, where you'll find many other stuffed animals to knit, if you're so inclined. Stop by Purple Crow Books, too, especially if you haven't yet had the pleasure of doing so.