Buy or DIY a variety of Knit Dissected Specimens. (vis this is colossal).
From Emily Stoneking:
Welcome to the icky and cuddly world of knitted anatomy, where biology no longer smells like formaldehyde, but like your favorite sweater.
DIY or BUY
- Dissected frog
- Lab Rat
- Dissected Bat
- Dissected Earthworm
- Dissected Fetal Pig
- Knitted Internal Organs (in case you prefer a knitted heart to a felted one)
Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You Knitting from Twilight to Dawn”, is listed at around $12, but you can get it from your library, used on Amazon for as little as $2.15 plus shipping, or on half.ebay.com for a few dollars.
You can also check out comments about the project on Ravelry if you signup for free here. The knit corset is described as:
The corset is knit side-to-side of two strands of Louet MerLin Sport, a linen/merino blend that produces a strong fabric with a soft hand and fluid drape. It is knit at a tight tension for a fairly firm fabric, and then further enforced with twill-covered boning sewn inside for support. … Wear it on its own as an undergarment, or over a filmy cotton camisole or silky satin slip dress or tailored skirt and blouse as outerwear.
28 Projects and don’t let the Twilight reference keep you from looking at these projects!”
DIY Santa or Viking Beard Free Pattern from Melissa Campbell on Ravelry. I’m posting this because a clever user made this viking beard into a Santa Claus beard on her blog For the Knit of It here.
- Left Top Photo: Melissa Campbell’s free crochet pattern. Link to crochet Viking Helmet below. There is crochet in this pattern.
- Right Photo:Santa Beard from For the Knit of It.
- Bottom Photo: Beard made from Melissa Campbell’s free pattern, and the knit viking helmet is also a free pattern from a k n i t i c a on Ravelry. This was made and posted by Projekte, Projekte here – the beard, helmet and horns.
DIY Halloween Knit “That Lady with the Pink Hair Curlers” Hat Pattern from Knitting Board Chat. This uses a loom to knit (like this instructables’ tutorial herre). Or you can buy a hat in a hair color you like, get cheap yarn to match the hat and pick up foam rollers for abut $1 to $2. For more Halloween wigs of all types go here.