As you can see from the photograph this mouse has an unusually regal posture for such a humble animal (please note how she has had a cushion made for her delicate posterior) which is why the family chose such a lofty flower name for her. To launch her into the flower kingdom it felt only right to find peony coloured yarn to knit her tunic and trousers.
I chose Rooster's Almerino Aran both for Peony's outfit and cushion. This, in my humble opinion, is yarn heaven. Rooster makes the softest, most squishy wool, which is a delight to fondle. I love Rooster so much that I have ordered more colours which goes against my 'use your stash first' policy.
As for the pattern. I was inspired by Leanne Prouse's Knitting at Home book - recently reviewed in Never Not Knitting - however I adapted the pattern to suit Peony's comely figure.
Needless to say I am dreaming up some more horticultural outfits for mousey.... Although I should also think up some clothes for her owner.