Lesson learned: threading a needle while standing on a swaying train = blood letting
Fig 1: Cute little stuffed Minecraft creeper
I'm sure this will be cured when I go back to my lab and start swearing at minute tubing that won't thread onto connectors and tiny glass pipettes that melt into globs when I've barely heated them at all.
Disclaimer: I do not play Minecraft. This was a gift to Mr. Alethea.