Free pattern: Little Knitted Polar Pug

Free pattern: Little Knitted Polar Pug

The Little Knitted Polar Pug is a woolly companion to accompany you through the snow-covered tale of Pugs of the Frozen North by Sarah McIntyre and Phillip Reeve (released into the chilly wilds this September). Knit your pug and hug it tight to protect it from the blizzards while you excitedly wait for the book! […]

Event: Aliens on the Overground (Camberwell Arts Festival)

Event: Aliens on the Overground (Camberwell Arts Festival)

Join the sneaky stitching graffiti knitter Deadly Knitshade on Friday June 21st at 8pm for a yarnstorming alien invasion of the London Overground.

Win a Personalised Purly Pigeon for Red Nose Day 2013

Win a Personalised Purly Pigeon for Red Nose Day 2013

Want a purled pigeon to call your own? You can win the knitted pigeon of your dreams! WOO HOO!

And it’s all in aid of Red Nose Day and the infamous #twittermillions. Join us!

Teeny Tiny Knitted Teemo: League of Legends gets knitted

Teeny Tiny Knitted Teemo: League of Legends gets knitted

Folks, meet Teeny Tiny Knitted Teemo from the HUGE online multiplayer game I hadn’t heard of.

A post in which I confess my shame as a League of Legends game playing geek girl.

One for the hipsters: Snake-Ridden Snapper

One for the hipsters: Snake-Ridden Snapper

When the fine folks at Lomography asked me to use my woolly magic to customise one of their fabulous new Lomography DIY Sardina cameras I shouted “HELL YES!” at them rather to loudly. The Snake-ridden Snapper was born…

How to be a Handmade Hero Part 3: Goat, chickens and cool schools

How to be a Handmade Hero Part 3: Goat, chickens and cool schools

It is jawdroppingly lovely here. This means that it’s a bit tough to get my head around how somewhere so utterly gorgeous can have any troubles at all. People are going hungry here? Seriously?

How to be a Handmade Hero Part 2: No sleep till Beneh Meriah

How to be a Handmade Hero Part 2: No sleep till Beneh Meriah

The second thrilling instalment of my Indonesia trip with Save the Children and three Craft Stars for the Craftivist Jigsaw Project. We travel to deepest Bener Meriah, come hell or rather too high water.

Also features more stuff on a bike than you can possibly imagine, more people in a pick-up truck then is healthy, and Hilary ‘Craftblog UK’ Pullen eating weird roadside fruit.

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 1 – A girl, a mouse, a jigsaw piece and a whole lot of optimism

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 1 – A girl, a mouse, a jigsaw piece and a whole lot of optimism

I put on my Handmade Superhero cape and head off to Indonesia with Save the Children for the Craftivist Jigsaw Project. I’m taking a knitted mouse, a jigsaw piece and a whole load of optimism. My mission is to report back to the craft world and hopefully convince you that us crafty types can make a difference.

Watch my first video and see…

Free pattern: Bonkers Beanies for St Mungo’s Woolly Hat Day

Free pattern: Bonkers Beanies for St Mungo’s Woolly Hat Day

This autumn I’ve teamed up with the folks at St Mungo’s, a charity ‘opening doors for the homeless’, to champion their Woolly Hat Day and rally the knitting masses to use your purly powers to make a difference in the lives of people who need your help to find a home.

Update: Stitch London Olympics Week 2

Update: Stitch London Olympics Week 2

Week Two of the Stitch London Olympics. Proving herself to be the Jessica Ennis of knitted pigeons Cooey has gone for gold in a whole host of events since then. Here are the highlights of the woolly week gone by