Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Creepy Cute Cross Stitch

Needle Noodles, of Creepy Cute Crochet fame, has some cross stitch charts on her blog. There's a ninja, skeleton, zombie and a vampire. I think the ninja is my favorite, but I have a soft spot for ninjas (and no clue why). She also has crochet patterns for a sprite doll and a ladybug.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Banana Lasagna

Happy Zombie has a couple of downloadable recipe cards for banana lasagna (pudding) and munkie bunnies (sticky buns). Banana lasagna is the greatest name for a recipe.

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Springberries Needlecase

Cinderberry Stitches has a free pattern for an embroidered springberries needlecase. I love how fun and colorful this pattern is! The whole Cinderberry Stitches blog is filled with gorgeous embroidery photos.

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Devil Bob: How To

Devil Bob

This is really just MochiMochi's Bob with horns and a different tail. I knit Devil Bob using Bernat's Handicrafter yarn so that's why the tail is able to stand up on its own. If you're using a softer yarn you may want to knit around a pipecleaner or use smaller needles to make the gauge tighter.

Hopefully these instructions make sense to someone else besides me!

For the tail: Begin when you reach the part of the Bob pattern where you have 3 stitches on one needle and are about to create the i-cord tail.

Work in i-cord until you start casting on new stitches then it's just normal, two needle knitting.

K3 for 2 rows.
On the next row K1 K2tog, then K2 for about 5 rows.
Cast on 2 stitches using the knitting on method.
K4
Cast on 2 stitches using the backward loop method.
P6
K2tog, K2, K2tog
P4
K2tog twice
P2
K2tog
break yarn, pull through last stitch and weave in ends.

For the horns: All I can really offer is a vague guideline here. I used such thick black yarn that all I did was cast on 2 stitches, knit once, knit together, pulled the yarn through and then weaved in the ends until the tiny wads of yarn resembled horn shapes. I stitched them on where the decreases start on the main body. I'd recommend using the i-cord technique and playing around with it until you find the right size.

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Friday, July 04, 2008

V-neck Sweater

Berroco has a new knitting pattern for a v-neck sweater with seed stitch and cable details.

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Creepy Cute Crochet


Emily the Strange is giving away 3 copies of Creepy Cute Crochet. This looks like such a super fun book! There are patterns for zombies, ninjas and robots. The contest closes on July 25th, 2008.

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