Unmatched & Mismatched Socks Stuffed Snake


Cut the foot part of socks off and overlap them one onto another until you get desired length. You can sew or use glue to attach to each other. The sock you use to make the head you leave the foot on. Stuff with poly fiber. Add buttons for eyes and a felt tongue. Use this same design and stuff with dried beans to put an end to a cold draft under a door or in a window sill.

Stuffed Peppers Halloween Style


This year when making dinner on Halloween prepare these ahead of time.Make your favorite stuffed peppers with pumpkin cut outs. Remember that you cut out very little because as you cook them they will shrink. Don’t throwaway the tops or stems as you top this guy off to make a great presentation. Serve with a side salad with food colored tited ranch dressing. The kids will love it and it will be a good source of healthy energy after trick-or-treating.

Knitted Penguin

-Loops & Threads Impeccable (Solids 128g/4.5oz; 245m/268yds)
1 ball each of:
-Q Contrast A (01040 Black)
-Contrast B (01005 White or 01008 Aran)
-Contrast C (01436 Cherry)
-Contrast D (01630 Pumpkin)
-Set of four size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) double-pointed knitting
needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

22 sts and 28 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in stocking st.

With A, cast on 12 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st. 1st rnd: ;inc 1. K2) 4 times. 16 sts. 2nd rnd: Knit. 3rd rnd: (Inc 1. K3) 4 times. 20 sts. 4th rnd: Knit. Inc 4 sts on next and follow alt rnd once more. 28 sts. Knit 14 rnds even.

Shape neck and head: 1 st rnd: (K2tog. K5) 4 times. 24 sts.
2nd rnd: (K2tog. K4) 4 times. 20 sts.
3rd rnd: (K2tog. K3) 4 times. 16 sts. 4th md: <K2tog. K2) 4 times.
12 sts. 5th rnd: Inc 1 st in each st around. 24 sts.
Knit 9 rnds even. Stuff Body.

1st rnd: ;K2tog. K4) 4 times. 20 sts. 2nd rnd: (K2tog. K3) 4 times.
16 sts. 3rd rnd: (K2tog. K2) 4 times. 12 sts.
4th rnd: (K2tog. Kl) 4 times. 8 sts.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts
and fasten securely.

“Belly”: With B and pair of needles, cast on 5 sts.
**1 st row: (RS). Inc 1. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1. Kl. 7 sts. 2nd row:
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 11 sts.**
Work 15 rows even in stocking st.

Shape “Face”: 1st row: (RS). (ssk) twice. K3. (K2tog) twice. 7 sts. 2nd row: Purl. 3rd row: (Inc 1. Kl) 3 times. Inc 1.11 sts. Beg with a purl row, work 5 rows stocking st.

Next row: K5 Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: P5 Next row: ssk. Kl. K2tog.
Next row: P3tog. Fasten off”
With RS facing, join B to rem sts. ssk. K4.5 sts.
Work from “” to *” as given above.
Sew “Belly/Face” in position.

Wings (make 2): With A and pair of needles, cast on 2 sts.
1strow:(RS).Kl.lnc 1 st in last St. 3 sts.
2nd row: Knit. 3rd row: Knit to last St. Inc 1 st in last St.
4th row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 9 sts.
Knit 9 rows even. Cast off. Sew cast off edge at neck,
placing shaped edge of Wing towards back.

Scarf: With C and pair of needles, cast on 40 sts.
Knit 3 rows (garter st). Cast off.
Knot 2 strands of C into fringe 2″ (5 cm) long.
Trim Fringe. With A, embroider eyes using French Knot.
With D, embroider beak using Bullion St.

Feet (make 2): With D and pair of needles, cast on 5 sts.
1 st row: (RS). Cast off 3 sts. K2 (including st on
needle after cast off). 2nd row: K2 3rd row: Cast on 3 sts. K5.
5th to 7th rows: As 1 st to 3rd rows.
Cast off (WS). Sew Feet to Body.

French Knot
Bullion Stitch

alt = alternate(ing).
beg = beginning.
cont = continue(ity).
k = knit.
k2tog = knit next
2 stitches together.
inc 1 st = knit into front and back of next stitch.
p = purl.
p2(3)tog = purl next 2(3) stitches together.
rem = remaining.
rep = repeat.
rs = right side.
rnd(s) = round(s).
ssk = slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time, then knit through back loops together.
st(s) = stitchfes).
ws = Wrong side.