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

Posted by on 5 Oct, 2011 in Book Stuff, Knitting, London, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People | 19 comments

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) The tale continues… Keep calm and carry yarn So while I was letting medical staff fill my veins full of innocuous-looking liquid that burned on the way in and caused me to have to rock the skinhead look, I...

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

Posted by on 4 Oct, 2011 in Book Stuff, Knitting, London, People | 14 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.

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Behind the handmade: Cooey the Pigeon (with competition)

Posted by on 28 Sep, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Book Stuff, Competitions, Cooey the Pigeon, Craft with Cooey, Knitting, My Knits, Stitch London, Stitch London Knits | 0 comments

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 most lovely woolly winged bird of the people and star of the Stitch London book. Some call her...

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Stitch London Spectacular Purled-Pigeon-Perched Book Launch

Posted by on 28 Sep, 2011 in Book Stuff, London | 0 comments

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

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Stitch London the book finally hatches!

Posted by on 27 Sep, 2011 in Book Stuff, Cooey the Pigeon, Knitting Patterns, London | 2 comments

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 found my stitching stride as a London city knitter. It pecked at the juicy bits of purly pattern ideas, it made ‘CooOOoooOoo! CoooOOooOoOoo! noises...

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My Knit the City book is released into the wild

Posted by on 14 Sep, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Book Stuff, London, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Squid | 0 comments

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 rest of the Knit the City Yarn Corps as we bring the sneaky stitch to Gosh in celebration of our shiny new book. There’ll be fizzy booze, sneaky stitching cake and...

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