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Myxine the hagfish
Finished
January 20, 2013
January 26, 2013
Project info
Myxine the hagfish
Knitting
D
Almost life size
SoftiesAnimal
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Rowan Magpie Tweed
Purple
Rowan True 4Ply Botany
Purple
Notes

A knitted Atlantic hagfish with crocheted finny bits. To be semi-filled with lentils and tied in a knot. Unless of course the lentils would be attractive to mice. In which case a rethink might have to happen.

Yes, mice like lentils. So I went round the house and gathered up every abandoned plastic BB gun pellet I could find. The pellet dispenser with its narrow neck was ideal for introducing them to the now narrow opening at the head end. The body is about half full. I shall have to obtain more (particularly to replace those I have appropriated once the owner notices). Meanwhile I might eviscerate an unwanted plush creature to top up the hagfish.

So now on to plan C. Having drained a rather revolting koala bear of its inner substance (small light plastic granules) and fed them to the hagfish their superior qualities became immediately apparent. So I drained the hagfish into a measuring jug, patiently separated the BBs from the grains, reinstated the BBs to a large BB dispenser and reinserted the koala granules. Next step - the removal of the life fluids of a particularly revolting pastel-coloured seahorse and the frois-gras-feeding of the granules to the hungry hag.

26 Jan - tried embroidering teeth on the tongue but (no doubt as a result of my sewing skills) that proved epic fail. Now going through my bead collection to see if that might work.

Audiobook Maisie Dobbs 3 - Pardonable Lies. The whole “psychic” trip is making me uneasy. But the period detail still entertains.

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Finished
January 20, 2013
January 26, 2013
 
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by Rowan
Fingering
100% Wool
185 yards / 50 grams

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by Rowan
Aran
100% Wool
187 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: January 22, 2013
  • Finished: January 26, 2013
  • Updated: January 16, 2015
  • Progress updates: 3 updates