So, I with three strands held together and a 9.00 MM hook, I started what would end up as a yellow owl:
I tied the three yarn ends together, and them unraveled the skeins together. Then, I rolled it into what my sister calls "a ball of spaghetti":
I worked his body with a 3.75 MM hook, so the stitches are very tiny.
I'm also working on a plush Pug: