Saturday, April 29, 2006

Knitted Gir!

Gir is a very cute robot from the show Invader Zim. I was surfing craftster the other day and I found a pattern to knit Gir! I'm almost done with him.

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Friday, April 21, 2006

Crochet Nerd?

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I can double crochet and single crochet now because of that project, so at least I learned something!
That tapered edge you see is my attempt at shaping the hat. :)

Look at what was in my Easter Basket...

I'm learning how to crochet! For some reason though, I ran out of the yarn it gave me. Maybe I screwed it up. Well, it still looks like a hat.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Happy Easter from Knitting Nerd and the "gang."

Thursday, April 13, 2006

This is a super duper close up of the baby blanket I am knitting. The yarn, as said before, is called, "Baby Clouds." I absolutely love it. It should be about a square yard in size and also very cuddly when it's finished. The "yo"s in the pattern throw me off sometimes. It's not that I don't know how to do them, it's just that the "eyelets" aren't lining up. Actually, they are making zigzag patterns, and I think I like that better. It's probably because of stitches--73 of them. I probably grabbed a couple extra by accident or something. As long as it turns into something cuddly in the end, I'm fine with it.

And would you look at that--a sparkley knitting needle. That's right--I own a whole set of them. So, the namesake of my blog isn't some desperate attempt at coolness. Ohhh Aww....The blog speaks for itself. :)

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Many new things

I have great news! No, I did not just save a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico. Actually, I found out that there is a new baby to knit for! I am currently knitting a baby blanket, which is made from "Baby Clouds" Red Heart yarn.

I'm sorry I really haven't posted for a while. You see, I was on spring break on that one glorious posting week. Now, I am not...on....spring....break....anymore......


Saturday, April 01, 2006

Somewhat of a Zombie Pattern

If you wish to create a zombie for yourself, maybe I can help you. I'll post what I basically remember doing.


-I used size 6 dpns

-CO 30 stitches and distribute them
**Make body as tall as you want**

When you are done making the general body, decrease by k2tog every once in a while and then do it more often until you get down to about 9 stitches distributed on the needles.

The head is made on the body so you won't have to worry about attaching it.

Increase a couple stitches evenly throughout on the head until you get about 12 or so stitches evenly (I'm really jogging my memory here).

Make the head as big as you want and then decrease either dramatically or gradual, your choice. I think dramatically would be better because gradual would create a cone head.

Cast off.


CO 15 stitches and distribute them on the needles.

If you are making a *shirt* on your zombie, I think I did about 11 rows in the shirt color and 9 in the zombie skin color. You can vary this. Decrease dramatically or gradual (It doesn't really matter here).

Cast off (Don't forget to make 2 arms!)


CO 21 stitches and distribute them

Knit about 20 rows or so and then cast off (I didn't decrease)

The ruffle part (created from knitting the legs) at the bottom of my zombie actually let it stand better. So when I stuffed the legs, (as well as everything else, don't forget to stuff it!) I very lightly closed the bottom by creating a little criss cross with the stitches.

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Just attach the legs and arms any way you like, but if you want the zombie to have the "pose" you might want to add a stretched out paper clip in the arms. And don't forget to stitch the face and blood. Perfection is discouraged.

This is really all I remember about making the zombie. This "pattern" is just so you get an idea of what I did--and be creative with it.

Hopefully, this helped. :)

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