Thursday, February 25, 2010

Knit your own drugs

Ah, sure why not?
I decided to make a present for a friend who, similar to myself is on mind-blowing amounts of drugs for pain. (That's prescription drugs for all you hopefuls out there...)

So I thought I'd put up the pattern.
For one pill you need two colours of yarn, and suitable needle sizes. I used DK and chunky, with 3.75mm and 4mm dpns respectively.

Cast on 6 stitches.
Join to work in round as follows:
knit into the front and back of each stitch (12sts)
knit 8 rounds
Change colour and knit 8 rounds.
Stuff with some stuffing.
Knit 2 stitches together and repeat all the way round (6sts)
Cut 12" tail of yarn, thread through the remaining stitches and tie off.
I made a pile of them, and made them into a mobile. This will happily cheer up any friends in chronic pain you might know...


Christine Raab-Heine said...

This is another example of your amazing/amusing ideas, and your sense of humour. Great simple idea!

Snag Breac said...

Thanks! Gotta have fun when you're in pain!

2BiT said...

Heh. Awesome!

Felix said...

I think that's totally awesome.

Well done.

8ntFrogn said...

I to have chronic pain and this is exactly the size pills I take. LOL

Rosie said...

these are just beautiful... what a lovely way of dealing with stuff that gives us the pip othewise! have a great week there.

- found you on the sketchbook project I think

connie songbird said...

These are really neat! I think you could easily make these into peanuts, if you wanted to. In case they are your thing.