A few years ago I wrote my first knitting pattern - a pattern for a pair of skull & crossbones wristwarmers for my friend Martha. I posted a picture on the Skull-a-Day blog and started selling the pattern for a small fee on Etsy (donating all profits to KittyKind) and giving the pattern away to anyone who wrote to me. So far I've sold or given away many many patterns to many many nice people! Now that I have a blog, you can download the pattern directly.
UPDATE: FOR EXAMPLES OF HOW OTHERS HAVE USED THIS PATTERN CLICK HERE.
Hope you enjoy the pattern.