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« on: July 05, 2018 07:50:18 AM »

A couple of years ago I helped a LYS owner to get ride of some old stock of knitting machines and coned yarn, and consequently I have quite a few cones of basically baby/sport weight yarn. I got bored and was playing with some of it, and found this little pattern:

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-kissing-mice-amigurumi

And then this happened:



I gave him to my kid, who named him Squabbles and pinned him to the shoulder of her brownie sprite costume for Ren Faire. (She has since been promoted to a full fairy, and Squabbles has retired to her fairy house.)

But that all got me thinking, and then this happened:



And then, this:



At which point, I was honestly starting to wonder how my life had taken this turn and where I would wind up.

And then I learned.



It is a thormouse.

The fairy mice are all made with base colors from the knitting machine yarn, and wee wings and skirts from scraps and bits of leftover sock and baby yarns. Thormouse is made from a collection of KnitPicks Palette I bought a while back in a grab bag at Goodwill, that sort of obviously was leftovers from someone else making a plushie of some kind. Except the silver bits that hold on his cape, which are just some random metallic crochet thread of which I also had scraps.
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018 08:36:13 AM »

Spiffy little collection of mice!  I like the winged ones the best--one seldom sees flying rodents in art.

Thormouse is a pretty cool name pun that I've never seen or heard before either--it just needs a little Mjolnir!
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018 09:25:26 AM »

Thanks!

I have to admit, although I should be ashamed to do so, that every time I say "thormouse", I imagine myself making the Pun Husky face. I have considered making him a Mjolnir about the same size he is. I figure that if the Thormouse is worthy of wielding Mjolnir, it wouldn't matter what size it was, Thormouse would still be able to lift it, so why not make it just comically huge.
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018 10:52:19 AM »

Yeah, a ridiculously oversized Mjolnir would be a funny addition!
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