Okay, Part 2 is here. #DontHitFacePlease
List of characters :
帕特里 Patrik (Python) / 林沐 Lin Mu (Female)
科恩 Cohen (White tiger) / 拉尔 Lal (Centipede)
洛克 Locke (Horned lion) / 萨沙 Sasha (Female)
杰森 Jason (Black cobra) / 莱丝 Lais (Female)
罗伊德 Lloyd (???) / 菲尔 Phil (Female)
球球 Qiuqiu (pet?)
卡索 Casso (Winged wolf)
达蒙 Damon (??? / Casso’s father)
米莎 Misha (Female)
马特 Matt (Silver wolf / Misha’s father)
Howth (Golden winged lion)
Ba-Ao (Brown winged bear)
Please do not repost elsewhere and do not re-translate to other language from my English version.
Chapter 59 Knitting Part 2
Looking at the two little ones eating cheerfully, Lin Mu couldn’t help shaking his head, “What an easily satisfied little thing.”
“For beastman, they will be satisfied as long as they have food and a partner to accompany him for a lifetime.”
Hearing that, Lin Mu said with a smile, “That means you are very satisfied now?”
“En, very satisfied. Let’s us try your silkworm stir fry.”
“En, I want to eat it too.” While holding the plate, “Go, let’s go to the living room.”
After the meal, Lin Mu lay on the bed and rubbed his full belly. So Patrik pulled Lin Mu to help him rub his belly. He said helplessly, “Why eat so much? Now, it makes you uncomfortable.”
“It’s delicious. Although it doesn’t taste very similar to the silkworm I tasted before, it’s really delicious. I wonder if the threads can be used because they are much thicker than normal silk.”
Lin Mu crawled out of Patrik’s arms and took the silk he drawn from the first 3 cocoons from the bedside. These silks were already dry, but the texture doesn’t feel slippery like ordinary silk. Lin Mu handed the silk thread to Patrik, “I remember that silk is very thin, no thicker than a hair, but 3 strands of these silk threads are thick enough to be used to knit sweaters.” Then he pulled the silk thread and felt that the toughness is good.
“Sweater?” Patrik touched the silk threads, wondering what they could do with them.
Lin Mu see Patrik’s curiosity and explained, “A sweater is a kind of warmer clothes that we wear in autumn and winter.”
“Hmm, sweaters huh…” An idea suddenly flashed in Lin Mu’s mind. But even making clothing is a problem for him. After all, he knew very little. It would be unrealistic for him to make a loom, but sweaters should be plausible. The knitting method can be used for reference.
“But, I don’t know how to knit sweaters ah… How annoying.”
Patrik saw Lin Mu getting upset suddenly and asked, “What’s the matter?”
Lin Mu: “I don’t know how to make clothing, so I thought about knitting sweaters, but unfortunately, I don’t know how to do so. After all, knitting is usually done by females.”
Patrik: “Don’t worry, there will always be ways. Clothing is such a good thing; we must be able to make it. You can work out ways with the people in the tribe, let everyone thinks of a way together.”
Lin Mu: “En, everyone is so smart, we can definitely figure out a way.”
Patrik: “Let’s go to bed early. Tomorrow you can go to study the method of knitting with them. Don’t worry; we will definitely be able to make the cloth.”
Lin Mu: “En, all right.”
The next morning, Lin Mu was awakened by Sasha’s voice. When he got up and walked out the door, he saw Sasha waiting in the living room. But the said person stared at him with a little bit of resentment in his eyes. A shiver ran down Lin Mu’s back. In his mind, he quickly ran through his memories, but it didn’t seem like he didn’t anything wrong to Sasha lately, so why is Sasha staring at him as if he bullied him?
“What’s the matter?” Lin Mu asked Patrik who happened to bring water in.
“The disaster caused by the silkworm.”
Hearing the word silkworm, Sasha immediately said, “Lin Mu, you are so mean. The silkworm pupa is so delicious, but you only gave me one. Do you want me to die from the craving?”
Lin Mu waved his hand immediately, “I didn’t mean that. The silkworm pupae were not enough.”
“Haha, it doesn’t matter. After Locke found out that it’s the insect beast’s cocoon, I have already asked him to pick it for me. You have to teach me how to cook it.”
Lin Mu sighed while washing his face. Sasha is really enthusiastic about eating. Because if not for this matter, he(S) would still be sleeping at this moment. Wiping his face, he asked, “You came so early. Have you eaten breakfast yet?”
Sasha shook his head, “No, I plan to bump a meal1 from you.”
The answer was as expected to Lin Mu.
After breakfast, Lais and the other females also came. They said that they liked the taste of the silkworm too. At first, they didn’t dare to eat it, but the taste was unexpectedly good, so they asked their beastman partner to help pick some back. Of course, their reaction to the silkworm was not as strong as Sasha’s reaction. Lin Mu brought some fruits and melon seeds to serve them. Seeing that Misha also came to express his liking, Lin Mu started to panic, thinking that everyone might pick the cocoons clean at this rate. He expressed his worries, and the females assured him not to worry. They knew to leave enough cocoons for the insects to reproduce.
Since they understood that, Lin Mu is relieved. Then he said, “Actually, I also have something to discuss with your all.”
The females looked at Lin Mu questioningly.
“In fact, not only the pupa in the cocoon of this insect beast can be eaten, but their cocoon shell is also very useful.”
“What’s the use?”
Lin Mu took out the ball of thread he has rolled into a ball and showed it to them, “This is the silk drawn from the cocoon.”
The females looked at the 3 different silk thread colors. Lais said, “This thread, we can use it to sew clothes.”
The others nodded in agreement, “It seems to be more convenient to use.”
Lin Mu smiled and said, “It’s not just these. If we can figure out a way to knit them into cloth, we can also use them to make clothing. The clothes on my body are made of cloth.”
“The cloth on your body is made of these threads?”
Lin Mu nodded, “Actually if you look closely, you can find that my clothes are made of dense threads.”
The females tugged at Lin Mu’s clothes and looked at it carefully. (How did Lin Mu end up in this awkward moment?)2 Next, everyone said at the same time, “It’s really all threads, but it’s a lot thinner. So thin. How to make it? That person must be very skillful.”
Lin Mu really wanted to tell them that it’s all thanks to machines. But to prevent them from saying, ‘This person called Machine is really amazing’, Lin Mu decided to move on to the next topic.
“If we figure out a way to weave these threads into cloth, everyone will be able to wear this kind of clothes in the future.”
“Really?!” Phil was delighted, thinking about being able to wear the same clothes as Lin Mu.
“Then Lin Mu, what should we do?” Lais asked.
Misha also actively expressed that he would help, “I also want to wear clothes made of cloth.”
Lin Mu told them his thoughts, and then took out 2 knitting needles made of bamboo, “The people from my place used this kind needles to knit sweaters, but I can’t knit. So we should study the way together; maybe we can figure out the way to knit ourselves.”
So in the following days, everyone held 2 knitting needles and threads, constantly studying how to knit. It has been a week, but their knitting plan has not made any progress. Lin Mu stared at the cloth with a hole which he didn’t know how it got there, and threw it on the table in frustration, “It’s too hard, I don’t know how to knit.”
Patrik put the things away and rubbed Lin Mu’s head, “It’s okay; we have time.”
“I thought everyone could wear clothes made of cloth before it snows. I don’t know if it can be realized.”
“Lin Mu! Lin Mu…”
Sasha’s cheerful voice came from outside the door. Lin Mu didn’t know what was going on, but he quickly walked out of the house. He saw Sasha waving the contents in his hand while running to him, “Lin Mu, look.”
Lin Mu held a small piece of cloth in his hand. Although the texture was not very neat and it was only a small piece, he couldn’t help but be excited, “It’s worked! Hahaha… It worked!”
Lin Mu happily hugged Sasha while laughing and jumping in excitement. Then Lin Mu held the small piece of cloth excitedly, “Patrik, look, we found the way!”
Patrik smiled and nodded; he was very excited as well. This is a significant success.
Smiling, Lin Mu said to Sasha, “Sasha, you are so amazing. You even found a way to knit.”
Sasha quickly clarified, “I didn’t make this; it was Lais. But I ran faster than him, so Lais asked me to tell you first.” Then he scratched his hair embarrassedly.
Lin Mu smiled. Right now, their knitting plan finally has a good start.
In the following days, the females were busy knitting. In their opinion, the day when they can wear cloth clothes is not far away.
Raw word count : 5283 (whole chapter)
Banana: Random but I accidentally swapped Lin Mu’s name with Su Ling (MC from other project) when I was translating this chapter XD _(;3/