Mongolian Death Worm plushie!

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Mongolian Death Worm plushie!

Postby moonowl » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:15 am

Today I made a Mongolian Death worm!
Sorry about the crappy pictures, I just don't have patience for photography.

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Its main body is knit with wool yarn dyed with natural dyes (onionskins). The teeth are Fimo molding clay. The lightening tail is yarn I spun of metallic, silk, wool and alpaca fibers.

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There is no Bono around my house, but Run DMC better look out!
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Postby ROU Killing Time » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:22 am

Too awesome for words...

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Postby drabblebabbler » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:55 am

this makes me so happy!

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Postby dreamrock » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:05 am

:D Wow, that is indeed dedication.
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Postby strawman » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:38 am

A couple days earlier, and I coulda put it on the YouTube video.
Way to go, moonowl.
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Postby moonowl » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:00 am

Awww, thanks guys!

Sorry Strawman, it was Bo's awesome art for the video that get me inspired.
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Postby normsherman » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:06 am

Woohoo! I have a new desktop background!
Moonowl, that's awesome! Is there a cost-efficient way to make more? Thase puppies would be great schwag.
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Postby moonowl » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:13 am

Sadly I doubt it, unless I get some kids to knit in slavery in the basement.
It took me most of the day to make one.

I'd be happy to send you this one if you want him, Norm. It's your character, and for me most of the fun was in the doing anyway.

Oh and attacking Run DMC.

PM me an address and I'll send it along.
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Postby StalinSays » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:19 am

Most excellent. Glad to have been a part of the assembly line that produced a thing of such majesty. Though next time I suggest intestine over yarn - it's more authentic that way.
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Postby moonowl » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:24 am

Well I can't draw like some of you folks can, especially the kickass critters you make Bo.

I'll work on the intestine.

Oh lord, I hope this isn't too fangirl. If I start writing Choadsworth fanfic, come shoot me please.
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Postby tbaker2500 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:48 am

moonowl wrote:Oh lord, I hope this isn't too fangirl. If I start writing Choadsworth fanfic, come shoot me please.


I have been uncontrollably laughing now for over 45 seconds. WHEW ok I'm just down to a chuckle.
A. The MDW is too perfect.
B. The thought of of moonowl as a teenage fangirl clutching a picture of Connor Choadsworth to her bosom, is just too freaking funny!
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Postby strawman » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:28 pm

moonowl wrote:Sadly I doubt it, unless I get some kids to knit in slavery in the basement.
It took me most of the day to make one.


That would, sadly, be against the law in Philadelphia.
Apparently the Chinese have worked out a deal where they will continue to finance our debt as long as we only use the slaves in their basement.
Ironically, the deal permit s our textile workers to export the "Made in China" labels to them.

I really like that this pup is made with homespun, organically dyed yarn.
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Postby moonowl » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:44 pm

strawman wrote:That would, sadly, be against the law in Philadelphia.
Apparently the Chinese have worked out a deal where they will continue to finance our debt as long as we only use the slaves in their basement.
Ironically, the deal permit s our textile workers to export the "Made in China" labels to them.


Yeah, I like that what I do is the direct polar opposite of mass produced crap you can get in store- made in the US or anyplace. It never ceases to amaze me how Northern states have forgotten about wool. Or the glory of soft as a baby bum, handknit custom sized wool socks that almost never get damp or saggy. I blame scratchy crappy mass produced sweaters and the decline of woolen mills.

Here is a pic of something practical I finished recently (the yarn is commercial this time). With the teeny needles and color patterning, it took about 2 months:

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Postby strawman » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:26 pm

This is very nice.
Are you familiar with the preeminent textile history of Philadelphia? My Irish immigrant ancestors all worked in Philadelphia's knitting mills in the 19th century.
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Postby tbaker2500 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:54 pm

Is that you in the pic? Where are the tentacles?
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Postby moonowl » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:02 pm

Yeah, the very last thread/yarn mill closed down just a few years ago. Sigh.

Yeah, that's me. The tentacles are under cover (wink).
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Re: Mongolian Death Worm plushie!

Postby dreamrock » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:08 pm

I think there's a substantial possibility we could get fleece fabric Mongolian Death Worm plushies manufactured oversees, but I think they would end up being expensive in small quantities and require a substantial ... err, I work in a corporate environment, what's the word for this? Outlay? Anyway, I think it can be done, but we'd probably need to sell about a thousand at $35 each and probably wouldn't make much money.

In short, coming up with a plan that involved fleece, sewing machines (I have one! Well, access to one) and lots of spare time would probably be our best bet. Unless you have 35K to put down and think we can sell a thousand. And, remember, we're still dealing with imaginary numbers here.
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Postby strawman » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:54 pm

I think, assuming we can bypass the sneed cartel, we need to be thinking about microbusinesses. I hear this type of activity is gaining traction in small rural villages in India, where $35 is a month's wages. Indian sewing machines consist of a needle and thread. Anyone have any contacts in small rural Indian villages?
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Re: Mongolian Death Worm plushie!

Postby dreamrock » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:48 pm

strawman wrote:I think, assuming we can bypass the sneed cartel, we need to be thinking about microbusinesses. I hear this type of activity is gaining traction in small rural villages in India, where $35 is a month's wages. Indian sewing machines consist of a needle and thread. Anyone have any contacts in small rural Indian villages?
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I have much of this week off (not today), but I can look around and see what pops up. If anyone has a specific suggestion about where to start looking, it'll definitely speed the process up. :D
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Re: Mongolian Death Worm plushie!

Postby ROU Killing Time » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:56 pm

I hear that Oompa Loompa's work cheap. (The original ones, not the ones from the unnecessary remake...)

Hmm, love to hear Norm do his take on the Oompa Loompa song.

Maybe he can work that in when Connor Choadsworth next goes seeking a semi-mythical creature.
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