Monday, September 29, 2008

Spider Pasties





These dears are show to tickle your fancy with their webs. Knit them for yourself or as decorations for your home. They take no time at all to knit up.

I also want to give a special thanks to bohoknitterchic for the inspiration from her spiderweb bra to create these. Check her website out for more pasties!


Difficulty: Beginners

One Size

Materials:
US #3
MC, scraps of black or purple black sock yarn
Tapestry needle

Pattern notes:
Fbl=knit through front loop & back loop of same stitch
Pattern

CO 4
Row 1: K 1, 2 fbl, K1 – 6 sts
Row 2 and all even: K
Row 3: K1, fbl, K2, fbl, K1 – 8 sts
Row 5: K1, fbl, K (4) to last 2 sts, fbl, K1 – 10 sts
Row 7: K1, fbl, K (6) to last 2 sts, fbl, K1 – 12 sts
Rows 9: K1, fbl, K (8) to last 2 sts, fbl, K1 – 14 sts
Row 11: K across
Row 13, 15, 17, & 19: K1, K2tog, K to last three stitches, K2tog, K1
Row 21: K1, 2 K2tog, K1 – 4 sts
Row 23: K1, fbl2, K1
Row 25: K1, fbl, K2, fbl, K1
Row 27: K 1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K1
Row 29: K1, K2tog twice, K1 – 4 sts

Break yarn. Using a tapestry needle, thread through live stitches, and secure.

Cut four 6 inch long pieces of yarn. Tie to middle of body and fan out for legs.

Black Widow Spider

NOTE: This pattern will only be free until the end of October to celebrate Halloween. After which, it will be available on Esty and Ravelry for purchase.

Beware this Widow’s bite. Though she might seem of even temperament, she may attack your Halloween guest unprovoked!


Difficulty:
Intermediate

One Size
Materials:
US #3 dpn’s
MC, scraps of black or purple black sock yarn ~50 yards
CC, scraps of red sock yarn
Tapestry needle
Pattern notes:
Fbl=knit through front loop & back loop of same stitch


Copyright 2008. Dawn L.E. Riden. All rights reserved. For personal use only. Not for commercial sale.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Steampunk Jewelry


As most of you know, I've been working on a costume for the Texas Renaissance Festival this coming October. I'm planning on going Steampunk for the fantasy weekend. I was surfing the web when I ran across some cool rings and decided to try and make some of my own jewelry. I started with my copper wire, as usual, and began twisting and bending until I came up with three decent rings. I don't know if they are "Steampunk", but I really like them. Anyway, I thought I'd share them with you all for the heck of it. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Designing Fury

Alright, I've been working my butt off the past week or two designing and making different projects. Some I have submitted to the Knit/Crochet Pattern-a-Day Calender, so I'm not going to post them just yet.

It's funny how that little designing bug bites you sometimes and you have to get working. I'm certain this is the way it works among creative people. Some dream and then write it down the next morning. Some find things around them that inspire. For me, it's a mixture of it all. But I know that if I don't work at it while it's there, it will get lost in the stadium sized closets of my mind. : )