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1  Penis Cozy! (work safe) in Knitting: Completed Projects by arrmatie on: December 22, 2005 11:07:12 AM
On my site made the mistake of asking people for suggestions of what I should make next.  Someone wrote to me requesting a pattern for a Penis Cozy, and I thought, since there'd been so much discussion of them in blogland, that there must be a pattern somewhere.  I googled in vain, finding no pattern and, in fact, no proof that anyone had actually made one.  So I decided to remedy the situation.

The pattern is on my site, and more pics will be there soon.
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2  Squid Hat in Knitting: Completed Projects by arrmatie on: December 11, 2005 10:05:47 AM
I made this for the Squid Swap.  It's supposed to be a Squid Hat, but it's more of a squid-head-attack-simulation.

More pics and a pattern at my site http://www.StrangebutTrewe.com/squidhat.htm
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3  Re: Squid Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by arrmatie on: December 08, 2005 04:45:35 PM
I received last Saturday, but stuff's been hectic around here and I just now got around to taking pictures.

Here's the great stuff authentic_celestial made!

There's a squid hand puppet, a bunch of octopus stationary and a DVD of "The Calamari Wrestler" which I've yet to watch.  The octopus knitting bag is by far my favorite, though.  If you can't tell from the picture, it's doing different crafty activities with all eight tentacles.  Makes me wish I had six more limbs.
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4  Re: Digestive System Knitalong: Part Five, Stomach! in Knitalongs by arrmatie on: November 28, 2005 07:35:37 PM

With Stomach pink and size 6 dpns, knit into the front and back of each stitch, place marker (12 sts).  Redistribute the stitches onto three needles and knit one row. 
KF&B, K2 across (18 sts)
Knit 5 rows plain.
K2tog, K3 across (12 sts)
K2 tog, K4 across (10 sts)
Knit 1 row
KF&B across (20 sts)
Knit 1 row
KF&B, K1 across (30 sts)
K 16 rows
K11, wrap and turn, P10, w&t, K across
Knit 2 rows
K11, w&t, P10, w&t, K across
Knit 1 row
K5, M1, K2, M1, K across (32 sts)
K13, w&t, P12, w&t, K across
Knit 1 row
K1, M1, K3, M1, K6, M1, K3, M1, K across (36 sts)
K17, w&t, P16, w&t, K across
Knit 1 row
K5, M1, K2, M1, K4, M1, K2, M1, K across (40 sts)
K21, w&t, P20, w&t, K across
Knit 4 rows
K9, SSK, K2tog, K across (38 sts)
Knit 1 row
K8, SSK, K2tog, K across (36 sts)
Knit 1 row
K 8, w&t, P13, w&t.  The next section is worked only on these 15 sts.  Place the next 6 sts on a stitch holder or waste yarn and leave the remaining 15 sts on a spare dpn.
K12, w&t, P11, w&t, K10, w&t, P9, w&t, K7, w&t, P5, w&t.
(We will now work this same section in reverse, picking up the wrapped stitches.  This is just like working the toe of a sock.)
K5, w&t, P5, w&t, K7 (picking up the two wraps when knitting the wrapped stitch), w&t, P9, w&t, K10, w&t, P11, w&t, K12, w&t, P13, w&t, K14.  Cut the yarn, leaving a tail a couple of feet long.  At this point you may wish to place a few lumps of stuffing in the stomach to represent partially digested food. Weave stitches together.

The "toe" of the stomach, about to be woven -

The finished stomach.

Thank you for your patience and, as usual, please alert me to any typos or mistakes.
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5  Re: Digestive System Knitalong: Part Three, finally. in Knitalongs by arrmatie on: November 10, 2005 09:08:11 AM
Sorry for the delay.  Things should go a little faster from here on out, partially because I put my nose to the grindstone and spent about eight hours yesterday knitting small intestines.

Large intestine:
Remove stitch marker, K5, replace marker.
*-* = "base row"  
Repeat base row 13 times.
Working exclusively with white, *K1, K2tog 5 times, K1.*  
Pick up the unworked white strand and work * to * again, then K7.  
Pick up the first white strand and K7.  
*With pink, K in front and back of next five stitches, K1 pink, K1 white, repeat from * once more.  (this will make a lot more sense after you've done it a couple of times.  Basically, you're doing a decrease row with white, knitting one row, then doing an increase row with pink to get back to the regular number of stitches.)
Knit base row 13 times.
Repeat from ** 11 more times, pausing occasionally to lightly stuff the intestine with polyfil.  Switch to size 8 needles and knit another 5 repeats, for a total of 17 sections.

K 8 basic rows,
K1 white, K8 pink, K3 sts onto waste yarn, slip these sts back to the left needle and knit again with pink, finish as per basic row and K 4 more basic rows.


Knit 1 white, K5 pink.  Cut white yarns leaving two short tails.  Finish stuffing the colon, tie the two white ends together and tuck inside.  Cut the pink yarn, leaving about a 5' tail and thread onto a tapestry needle.  Fold the tube so that the yarn tail comes out the right edge and the dpns are parallel.  Weave together ten stitches (five from the needle in front and five from the needle in back, 14 sts remaining).

Knit the next two stitches on the front needle (one of these should be the central white stitch), then place them on a stitch holder.  Place the next two stitches from the back needle (including the other white stitch) on the holder as well.  Knit five stitches.

Weave together the remaining stitches as before.  

Transfer the four stitches on the stitch holder to a dpn and knit 1 1/2" of I-cord (still using the cut yarn tail).

 K2tog twice, slide sts to other end of needle, K2tog, thread the yarn end through the last loop, pull it tight and use the tapestry needle to thread the tail back through the I-cord, hiding it and softening the point of the appendix.  Trim the yarn end.
The finished appendix.  

The finished colon.

Don't worry about the three funny colored stitches:  they will be the opening to the small intestine.
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6  Re: Digestive System Knitalong: Part Two in Knitalongs by arrmatie on: October 31, 2005 03:15:54 PM
After a very busy weekend, Part Two is here!


With size 6 dpns and Angry Pink, cast on 10 sts using a
temporary cast-on, join.  (If you don't know how to do a
temporary cast-on, just cast on normally using waste
yarn then knit 1 row with Angry Pink).
Knit 8 rows.

Pull cast-on edge up through the middle of the dpns.  
Slip a few stitches off the waste yarn and onto a spare
dpn (I find it helps to use a smaller size). Next knit
every stitch together with a stitch from the cast-on
edge, slipping cast-on stitches from waste yarn onto the
spare dpn as needed. Place a stitch marker to mark the
beginning of the row.

Cast-on edge slipped onto small needle, ready to knit together.

Insert needle through one working stitch and one cast-on stitch,

and knit.

The finished Anus.

Awww, it's cute!


M1 = make one stitch by lifting the running thread between the stitches and knitting into the back of this loop.

K3 rows plain.
K3,M1,K3,M1,K3,M1,K1 (13 sts)
K2 rows plain.
K4,M1,K4,M1,K4,M1,K1 (16 sts)
K2 rows plain.
K4,M1,K4,M1,K4,M1,K4,M1 (20 sts)
K12 rows plain.
K5,M1,K5,M1,K5,M1,K5,M1 (24 sts)
K6 rows plain.
Next row:  *K12, wrap and turn, P10, w&t, K8, w&t, P6,
w&t, knit to end of row, picking up wraps.*
K5, picking up wraps, and repeat from * to *.
K2 rows.
Switch from Angry Pink to Placid Pink by following the
fair isle chart, carrying both colors behind the work.

Row 5: Break Angry Pink and knit all stitches with
Placid Pink.
K4 more rows with Placid Pink.

The finished Rectum, notice how the short rows cause the top to bend slightly.

C'mon, Craftsters!  I want to see your anuses!
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7  Digestive System Knitalong: Part Five, Stomach! in Knitalongs by arrmatie on: October 28, 2005 03:22:05 PM
To see the finished Digestive System, click here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60206.0

Part Two is up!  Go here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60493.msg576447#msg576447
Part Three is here:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60493.msg592664#msg592664
Part Four:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60493.msg604062#msg604062
Part Five:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60493.msg620875#msg620875

My plan is to post a new set of instructions and some progress photos every couple of days.  I'd love to see your progress too.  If you have any questions, or my instructions don't make sense, PLEASE ask me to explain.  I know I need to work on my pattern-writing skills!

Part One:  Materials

You will need:

1 set U.S. size 6 (4.0 mm) d.p.n.s
1 set U.S. size 8 (5.0 mm) d.p.n.s
1 set U.S. size 10.5 (6.5 mm) d.p.n.s
a tapestry needle
waste yarn for temporary cast-ons
stitch markers (or more waste yarn)
a stitch holder
polyester stuffing

Yarn (what I'm using is in parentheses)

Angry Pink:  Worsted Weight, 1/2 oz.  (Caron Simply Soft Brites: Papaya)
Mellow Pink:  Worsted Weight, 2 oz.  (Red Heart Super Saver: Rose Pink)
Shiny White:  Sport Weight, 1/4 oz.  (Bernat Baby Coordinates:  Natural)
Yellow-Pink:  Super Bulky Weight, 6 oz. (Red Heart Baby Clouds:  Creamsickle)
Soft Pink:  Bulky Weight, 1 oz.  (Bernat Softee Chunky:  Pale Antique Rose)
Burgundy:  Worsted Weight, 1 oz.  (Red Heart Super Saver:  Burgundy)
Green:  Worsted Weight, 1/4 oz.  (Red Heart 4 ply:  Emerald)

Here's a picture of my yarns, in the same order.  

This is a great stashbusting project provided you have a lot of miscellaneous pinks.  If not, I'd love to see someone make an alien digestive system with different colors of green or blue!
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8  Slit Throat Choker - with pattern in Crochet: Completed Projects by arrmatie on: October 26, 2005 10:27:26 AM
I made this for the Blood 'n' Guts, Horror 'n' Gore swap.  It's not terribly complicated, but I'm kinda proud of myself for coming up with the idea.

Slit throat Choker

Worsted weight red wool lopi, F-Hook

Button loops:  Ch 15, turn, sc in 6th ch from hook, *chain 2, skip 2 ch, sc, repeat from * twice more.  -button Loops complete-
Turn work 90 degrees.  The remaining rows are perpendicular, with each blood drip being two rows.
Ch1, sc in bar of previous sc, sc again in last ch of foundation chain.  These now count as 3 sc.
ch8, turn,
*sl in each ch, sc in each sc, ch1, turn,
sc in each sc, ch4, turn,
sl in each ch, sc in each sc, ch1, turn,
sc in each sc, ch6, turn,
sl in each ch, sc in each sc, ch1, turn,
sc in each sc, ch8, turn,
sl in each ch, sc in each sc, ch1, turn,
sc in each sc, ch4, turn,
sl in each ch, sc in each sc, ch1, turn, 
sc in each sc, ch8, turn,
repeat from * until choker is desired length.  Cut yarn, attach button and weave in ends.

Since some people are having problems with this pattern, I also made a chart.

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9  Knitted Digestive System - what every girl needs! in Knitting: Completed Projects by arrmatie on: October 26, 2005 10:24:11 AM
I made this for the Blood 'n' Guts, Horror 'n' Gore swap.  I've had the idea for a while.  I spent way too much time sitting in Evo-Devo class thinking, it's a tube, isn't it?

Better pictures and a rudimentary pattern are now on my website!

In its entirety:

Some close-ups:

The Knitalong is now active!  Check out https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=60493.0
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10  Re: BLOOD N' GUTS, HORROR N' GORE SWAP gallery! in The Swap Gallery by arrmatie on: October 26, 2005 10:15:52 AM
C'mon people, aren't you going to tell Topolino how awesome her stuff is?

Since I seem to have this thread to myself, here's the stuff I sent to Topolino:

Placemats with various dermatological disorders (she listed her favorite cause of death as disease)

a slit-throat choker (crocheted)

And, what every girl needs, her very own knitted digestive system!
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