Monster ArtBox update Day 21: Muncher gets a tattoo

Monster ArtBox update Day 21: Muncher gets a tattoo

Muncher the Monster has been on the Trafalgar Square Roundabout for 23 days. He braves a milkshake spill, the hugs of the passing hordes, and gets an unexpected tattoo and requires a bit of stitched surgery.

All in a day’s work for London’s handmade monster.

Whodunnknit event: Meet the BT ArtBox Monster Maker

Whodunnknit event: Meet the BT ArtBox Monster Maker

Wondering all about Muncher the BT ArtBox Monster? Monday July 9th at 7pm is your chance to meet the Monster Maker and ask anything you like. I’ll be on the Trafalgar Square Roundabout from 7pm and will be talking about our crafty creations and any fielding Monster Making questions you might like to ask.

Come and say hello and meet the Monster and maker. Go on

Handmade Little My needs a home

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.

Free knitting pattern: The Purly Paw Print Patchwork Blanket

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 […]

VIVA LA FREE KNITTERS REVOLUTION!

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.

Free pattern: BBC Scarfgate or Knitting the Scarf of Doom

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.

Free pattern: The Smitten Softspot handmade heart

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!

Craft with Cooey: How to make iPhone / Touchscreen gloves

Craft with Cooey: How to make iPhone / Touchscreen gloves

Cooey the Pigeon takes her needle to a pair of humble gloves and shows you how to make them iPhone-tastic. What a crafty genius she is.