Tonight in the pantry I was visited by his Pasta-ness Himself:
He landed on the counter and waved a Noodly Appendage at me
and then he gave me a Knitting Pattern, to distribute freely among the masses so everyone can bask in his glory- raMEN!
Flying spaghetti Monster God
Noodles: About 100 feet of Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in natural, dyed with Cushings Perfection Acid Dye in color "Aqualon Yellow"
Meatballs: Plymouth Indiecita Alpaca Boucle, color #12
Size 4 and 7 DPNS
Polyester stuffing (or use yarn or fabric scraps)
Light colored thin pipe cleaners, or any craft wire
EYE STALK NOODLE:
With Size 7 DPNS CO 6 sts and work 10 rows of icord
K1, ktog, knit rest of row, continue to icord over 5 sts for 3 rows.
K1, ktog, knit rest of row, continue to icord over 4 sts for approx 4 inches
K1, inc 1, knit rest of row, continue to icord over 5 sts for 3 rows.
K1, inc 1, knit rest of row, continue to icord over 6 sts for 10 rows.
Fasten off stalk
NOODLES (make many):
With Size 7 DPNS CO 4 sts and work 14 inches of icord, fasten off sts.
Make as many as you want or until most of the yarn runs out- save a bit of yarn for sewing. (4 noodles used here)
MEATBALLS (make 2):
With Size 4 DPNS CO 12 sts, separate to 4 sts each on 3 dpns. Knit 2 rounds.
*Next row: inc 1 st on the first needle, knit one round
Next row: inc 1 st on the second needle, knit one round
Next row: inc 1 st on the third needle, knit one round*
Repeat between *'s one more time until you have 6 sts on each of the 3 needles.
K 3 rounds
*Next row: ktog once on the first needle, knit one round
Next row: ktog once on the second needle, knit one round
Next row: ktog once on the third needle knit one round*
Repeat between *'s one more time until you have 4 sts on each of the 3 needles.
K one round. Cut yarn, thread tail through all sts using a darning needle. Pull yarn tight to close hole. Tack a few stitches to secure, and then poke the remaining tail through the center of the meatball to the other side.
On the other side of the meatball, pick up a few stitches around the edge of the hole with a darning needle. Stuff meatball firmly, making sure not to lose both the tails.
Pull yarn tight to close hole. Tack down to secure, then poke the remaining tail through the center of the meatball to the other side.
You should now have a meatball with the tails from opposite sides coming through each end. Pull each of the tails until the desired round shape is achieved. Tack each tail to secure and bury the ends inside the meatball.
Make second meatball. Stitch two meatballs together.
Run wire through eyestalk and as many noodles as you wish to be posable. Clip the wire just short of the end to hide wire.
Bend eye stalk in half. Bend into a "L" shape, with the loop on the bottom and the eye ends on the top. Stitch the meatballs onto either side under the of bottom of the "L"
Place each noodle as desired, place and tack on the top of the "L" base. Continue, shaping and tacking where necessary. Try to hide the bottom of the "L" with loops of noodle.
Glue google eye on top of each end of eyestalk. Bend stalk to desired pose.
Thanks to these other excellent FSM Dolls:
KEEP EVOLUTION SAFE AND LEGAL!