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Meet the Knits: London Steampunk meets Stitch London

Posted by on 7 Apr, 2012 in Book Stuff, Events, Fantabulous Crafty People, Knit the City, Knitting, London, My Knits, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Stitch London, Stitch London Knits | 2 comments

Meet the Knits: London Steampunk meets Stitch London

Join me, steampunk scribbler extraordinaire Gail Carriger, Plarchie the squid, Cooey the Pigeon (armed with her very own tiny and lethal parasol) for an evening of steampunky book signing and giant squid.

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Handmade Little My needs a home

Posted by on 19 Mar, 2012 in Blog, Book Stuff, Charity knits, Competitions, Knit the City, Knitting, London, My Knits, Random Knits, Whodunnknit For Sale | 1 comment

Handmade Little My needs a home

Little My is a feisty thing and possibly my favourite character from Tove Jansson’s Moomin stories. She knows what she likes, she’s not afraid to say what she thinks and, best of all, deep down she has a squidgy heart of gold.

She appeared on my needles one night and now you can win her.

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Free knitting pattern: The Purly Paw Print Patchwork Blanket

Posted by on 5 Mar, 2012 in Animals, Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, Charity knits, Free patterns, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, London, My Knits | 13 comments

Free knitting pattern: The Purly Paw Print Patchwork Blanket

I heart hounds. I really do. Snoopy is my Yoda, Hong Kong Phooey is my Mr Miyagi, and when I was little I wanted to grow up to be The Littlest Hobo. So when Battersea Dogs & Cats Home got in touch to ask me to create another free knitting pattern for them, this time for their canine chums, I was tail-waggingly thrilled to do it. For those of you who have been stalking me for a while, you’ll know I created the scurvy Captain Cat-Battler¬† for the home last year. The results were jaw-dropping, as Battersea was swamped by purled pirate...

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VIVA LA FREE KNITTERS REVOLUTION!

Posted by on 19 Feb, 2012 in Blog, Competitions, Events, Fantabulous Crafty People, Knitting, Knitting Patterns | 10 comments

VIVA LA FREE KNITTERS REVOLUTION!

When I cast on a scarf in eye-gouging neon yarn at 6.10 on live BBC Breakfast TV I had absolutely no idea that those few garish stitches would be the start of a knitting revolution. But it seems the Scarf of Doom has become a symbol for Knitters’ Freedom.

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Free pattern: BBC Scarfgate or Knitting the Scarf of Doom

Posted by on 17 Feb, 2012 in Blog, Cooey the Pigeon, Fantabulous Crafty People, London, Video | 44 comments

Free pattern: BBC Scarfgate or Knitting the Scarf of Doom

Once upon a time there was a blue-haired knitter who was asked to go on BBC News to talk about knitting. EEK! A story of bright yarn, snarky beasts and happiness.

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Learn graffiti knitting at Yarnstorm Bootcamp

Posted by on 16 Feb, 2012 in Events, Fantabulous Crafty People, Other People's Street Art, Tutorials and How Tos | 0 comments

Learn graffiti knitting at Yarnstorm Bootcamp

The UK’s first ever graffiti Yarnstorm Bootcamp is announced! Yay! Spend the weekend learning the art of the sneaky stitch with me, The Fastener and Plarchie the Squid.

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Happy Valentine’s Pigeon

Posted by on 14 Feb, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Book Stuff, Cooey the Pigeon, Knitting, Stitch London, Stitch London Knits | 2 comments

Happy Valentine’s Pigeon

A very mushy loved up Valentine’s Day from Cooey the Pigeon and her new friends, the Flutters. Awwwwwwww.

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Craft with Cooey: how to love the snow

Posted by on 12 Feb, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Cooey the Pigeon, Craft with Cooey, My Knits, Tutorials and How Tos | 13 comments

Craft with Cooey: how to love the snow

Cooey the Pigeon loves the snow. And you should too! If you have forgotten how and become a snow moaner, let Cooey remind you why snow is the coolest thing ever.

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Graffiti yarnstorm: Weekend of the Woolly Wildflowers

Posted by on 5 Feb, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, France, Knitting, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, Other People's Street Art, Solo Graffiti, Travel, Woolly Wildflowers | 11 comments

Graffiti yarnstorm: Weekend of the Woolly Wildflowers

Zuts alors! What do you get if you mix one yarnstorming graffiti knitter, one pile of insanely coloured yarn and the biggest comics festival in Europe? You get the Weekend of the Woolly Wildflowers!

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Free pattern: The Smitten Softspot handmade heart

Posted by on 3 Feb, 2012 in Blog, Free patterns, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, With Knit the City | 2 comments

Free pattern: The Smitten Softspot handmade heart

A free knitting pattern for a squishy stitched handmade heart for Valentine’s Day, plus terrible renditions of classic love songs and some awfully dreamy knitted Gods in the nip. Awwwwwwwwww yeah!

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