Genevieve Scarf

A new scarf based on a stitch pattern, “Fern Lace” from Lace and Eyelets by Erika Knight. Pattern below in PDF.



Genevieve Pattern

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Cthulhu Dice Bag…of Glory!

Alright…here is it..the fabulous Cthulhu Dice Bag!

Please, this is my first attempt at designing anything, so I would cherish and love your feedback and pictures!

Cthulhu Dice Bag – Fulfilling all of your geekery needs.

Quiver in Fear!!

By A. A. Leavitt-Reynolds
Arcana Vitae Design

Why trust your dice to any holder? Put them in the hands…er..tenticles of the Elder Gods.

To construct your very own Cthulhu dice bag of glory you’ll need:

- 2 skeins, one each of black and a light green worsted weight yarn (I used Cascade 220 Wool)
- Size 5.0mm / US 8 straight knitting needles (I knit very tightly, so unless you love huge bags, use whatever is needed to get gauge)
- 1 set of 5.0mm/US 8 double pointed knitting needles (dpns) or what is needed to get gauge.
- Stitch marker or scrap yarn to make a stitch marker
- Darning needle or blunt end tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
- 30 or so dice to fill the bag.

Gauge: 22 stitches X 26 rows equals 4 inches of stockinette stitch.


Using the US 8 straight knitting needles CO 15 stitches. Knit 20 rows in seed stitch as follows:
Seed Stitch:
Row 1: K1, P1 and repeat to end. (Right Side)
Row 2: P1, K1 and repeat to end. (Wrong Side)
Bind off after 20 completed rows.

Now switching to your set of 5.0mm DPNs (or whatever you need to match my tight gauge) pick up 70 stitches from the edges of your square (15 on the top and bottom and 20 on the sides worked for me). If you need help picking up stitches, check out the nice tutorial on
knittinghelp . After you have picked up the 70 stitches and they are on your four double pointed needles feel free to place a stitch marker or tie a piece of waste yarn to the beginning of the round. Place marker and join together to begin working in the round (being careful not to twist the work).

Good job!

Knit 8 complete rounds in stockinette (knit) and then begin chart. When knitting in more than one color carry the unused color LOOSELY (or else it will pucker unevenly when your bag is full) across the back of the work. On the longer stretches of a single color, wrap the unused color once around the working yarn to hold it in place on the back.

Cthulhu Chart

After completing the chart:
Knit eight rows in the MC (Main Color).
Next row: K5, yo, K5, yo and repeat to end, ending with a yo.
Next 8 rows: Knit
Bind off.
If desired use the contrasting color to attach a decorative border of single crochet on the bind off edge, or not.

Now create the i-cord for your drawstring bag: Using your dpns, cast on 3 stitches in the CC (contrasting color) and DO NOT Turn work. With right side still facing up, slide the stitches to the right needle tip and bring the yarn across the back of the needle and knit the three stitches. Knit in this way, repeating with sliding the stitches to the right tip until you’ve knit a tube about 20 inches long. Tie an overhand knot at the end of each end of the cord

Weave in all ends!

For an extra special touch you might try to imbue your dice bag with good vibes as you knit it by thinking about how you’ll roll awesomely, or perhaps if it is a gift for a friend, how they will roll epically. That will really help them out so the next time they are a swashbuckling hobbit or a classy artistic vampire and they come across some werewolf they can take it down. Don’t worry, the werewolf was a jerk anyway…..single too, so no family or pups to worry about.

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Spider Dice Bag – In Larval form!

This is the beginning sketch from a bag I’m making for my friend, Cashew. What do you think?

Hot pants! Cha!



Cover your digknitty with these!

If you like stockinette stitch. These pants are for you! Pattern Here

They are really quite easy to complete, though it took me some thinking to wrap my brain around how to attach the lace border. Like some of my other online knitters, I too used far less yarn than was called for.

As far as fit goes, I measure about 36 inches around my hips, but knitted the extra small size (33.5 inches at hips), so this is what it looks like with 2.5 inches or 7% negative ease. I wouldn’t have gone any smaller as it is pretty form fitting, but if you are considering what size for yourself, you’ll be able to see how they fit on me.

At first, I was a bit frightened by the sheer amount of lacey fringe on the bottom of the legs, but really it doesn’t look too bad in the pictures. Also these pictures were taken before the pants were washed, so the lace might relax and drape a little better after that.

Why underthings? I don’t really even know. They seem like they will be great loungewear and they go along with my quest to become throughly modern by swearing like a sailor and wearing underthings with *gasp* separate legs!

An Ignoble End

So recently I’ve been playing the Sock Wars
game. It’s a pretty simple idea. You are given a dossier which includes the shoe size and address of your victim. Then you knit up a pair of socks for your victim and mail it off to them. This effectively “assassinates” them and then they have to mail to you their socks in progress and their target and you finish them and kill their target. And so it goes, and so it goes until one remains.

I, the great assassin The Oncoming Storm, have already killed my target, A Little Quacky. Today though, when I was getting the mail, I met my unfortunate demise. I was killed by The Highland Warrior, a knitter from Scotland who sent me a nice present in addition to my delectable socks. Sock Wars: THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

The Oncoming Storm\'s end.

Can\'t run fast enough!

Cashmere Toreador Dice Bag

What a little extra cashmere can do for you and your nerdy self!

Behold my not-so-inner nerd!

This was a very fast and fun project. I made this dice bag for a Toreador vampire character that I have been playing on Sunday nights. The Toreador are known for their taste and love of the aesthetic, so my left over cashmere seemed perfect. I modified the pattern and added more rows initially so that the bottom was more square and less rectangular. These seem like they might also be fun to felt (you’d have to make them a little bigger).

I stitched the Toreador rose on the bag, and let me tell you, it is very different stitching on knitted material. If you decide to do this be sure to stitch through a backing material (in my case black broadcloth). This provides support to your design. The stitches migrate a lot, so be ready for that and it helped me to stitch a quick “stick figure” of the rose and them embroider over that..

The tie is more about form than function (perfect for a Torie), I found some beads at my local Michaels and threaded them through.

It took about two evenings to complete the entire project. I hope you enjoyed it! I used one ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran yarn on size 4 dpns.

It\'s so cute!