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