Knits on Titchmarsh (or Plarchie meets Daytime TV)

Knits on Titchmarsh (or Plarchie meets Daytime TV)

The Alan Titchmarsh Show on October 6th was all about knitting. Hence calling on the so-called ‘Banksies of knitting’ (according to Alan’s pre-amble) myself and the good Perri Lewis. And they didn’t just want us.

Oh no, they wanted the knits too…

Launching the Stitch London book

Launching the Stitch London book

Woo hoo! My first proper book by me, rather than by Deadly Knitshade (that Deadly Knitshade always gets the kudos). I buried myself in yarn and words at the end of last year to conjure up my very first knitting pattern book, Stitch London. You can read all about how it came about here, but […]

Book worm dreams, Grim Reaper wrestling and hatching a woolly Godzilla: Part Two

Book worm dreams, Grim Reaper wrestling and hatching a woolly Godzilla: Part Two

The final part in my tale of book worm dream and wrestling with the Grim Reaper: We last left me facing off against the Big Casino (my affectionate term for the evil cancer I was battling) with the desire to pick up a pair of knitting needles. (If you missed it read Part One first) […]

Book worm dreams, Grim Reaper wrestling and hatching a woolly Godzilla: Part One

Posted by on Oct 4, 2011 in Book Stuff, Knitting, London, People | 17 Comments
Book worm dreams, Grim Reaper wrestling and hatching a woolly Godzilla: Part One

Here’s where the phrase ‘Be careful what you wish for. You might just get it.’ echoes loudly through my life.

In the screaming face of all that horror I did what any girl in peril would do. I learned to knit.

Behind the handmade: Cooey the Pigeon (with competition)

Behind the handmade: Cooey the Pigeon (with competition)

“Who’s that pecking your left lunch? Cooey the Pigeon! Who sits and coos on Churchill’s hunch? Cooey the Pigeon! Who braves the hawk in old Traf Square? Cooey the Pigeon! Who just dropped whitewash in your hair? Cooey the Pigeon!” Traditional Cooey the Pigeon song, circa. 2011 ——————- Yes folks, it’s Cooey the Pigeon. London’s […]

Stitch London Spectacular Purled-Pigeon-Perched Book Launch

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Book Stuff, London | One Comment
Stitch London Spectacular Purled-Pigeon-Perched Book Launch

Roll up! Roll up! Ladies and gents of London, come and see the woolly wonders of London and marvel at your very own city turned knit. Come one, come all to the
Stitch London Spectacular Purled-Pigeon-Perched Book Launch

Stitch London the book finally hatches!

Stitch London the book finally hatches!

Cor blimey, guvnor! Would you Adam and Eve it! I’ve only gone and written my first ever knitting pattern book and it’s packed to the rafters with loads of bloomin’ luvly London! Ahem… Beginnings: a Pigeon lands Stitch London the book fluttered into my brain like a manky one-legged Trafalgar Square pigeon when I first […]

My Knit the City book is released into the wild

My Knit the City book is released into the wild

Stand by for a Snoopy dance, folks. The UK edition of my Knit the City book has been released into the wild! Woo hoo! Here’s the shiny cover, featuring everybody’s favourite handsome squid: This Friday is the official Knit the City Gargantuan Gosh Book Launch at the rather fantabulous Gosh Comics. Join me and the […]

Free Pattern: Blinkin’ Bookworm

Free Pattern: Blinkin’ Bookworm

To celebrate the release of my two ever-so-shiny book I’m releasing this free Blinkin’ Bookworm pattern into the wild just for you.

Knit him up and leave him somewhere bookish, whether its on your own bookshelf, munching through manuscripts at your local library or nibbling novels at your favourite book shop.

The stitching of Squidius Knittius

The humble Stitched Squid (squidius knittius). This tiny tentacled terror appeared on my knitting needles one lazy Sunday and introduced himself by immediately challenging me to a wrestling match. How I laughed in his tiny face at the time. I realise now my terrible mistake. Too late. I may have created him for Stitch London’s […]