Da Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

I wanted to make something special for my hānai niece, and decided to knit her a fishie! I found a wonderful pattern, bought some Noro Kureyon yarn, and during our Bible Study retreat at the beach over the weekend, knit this cute little guy and called him a humuhumunukunukuapua‘a. (Yeah yeah, I know da colors aren’t right.)

I ran out of the main Noro yarn color, so used bits and pieces from another colorway for the dorsal fin and flippers.

When I got home, I felted and stuffed him. I used bits of fleece from my favorite ewe, ‘Ele‘ele and hand-felted some of it for the humu’s eyes; my friend Linda sewed his mouth in a really kewl shape.

I am extremely pleased with the way he came out. He wanted to swim out to the Redbud tree, so I let him.

He swam away from me!

Honi honi… kiss my face!

Ho da kewt, yeah?

I love making these fish so much that another one is almost pau and I’ve started a third!

Pattern: Felted Fish by by Linda Taylor/Fiberspace
from FiberSpace

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8 Responses to Da Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

  1. Pinky says:

    OMG I just adore it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE It! I thought it was a hat at first but that kissy face is about the darndest thing I have ever seen!!! Thank you for sharing it!

  2. Stephanie says:

    It felted up so nice!! Really a good one, Moki!

  3. Jenny says:

    That little guy is adorable! And so talented, swimming amongst the branches.

  4. AJK says:

    I love them fish lips! You go, girl!

  5. rowena says:

    Ho da CUTE! Moki, you just swimming in talent! Although my fish is usually da kine cooked on my plate, fishy things are cute and useful. Yes useful! Like fish fertalizah fo da plants!

  6. Lika says:

    Too cute. Looks soft and cuddly. Can I order a Yellowfish, when MrsYellowfish makes baby Yellowfish’s? LOL Can you make a girraffe? Small kine. I’m serious. Email me….hehehehehe

  7. Kikue Mugen says:

    I think it is the kewtest little thing. So talented you are.

  8. you sistah says:

    Holy cow, sistah, that is one cute fish. You are so clever and creative; you never cease to surprise me. Love you, Ninxie

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