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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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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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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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Whodunnknit Goodies at Duckie Christmas Market

Posted by on 17 Dec, 2011 in Book Stuff, Events, London, Whodunnknit For Sale | 6 comments

Whodunnknit Goodies at Duckie Christmas Market

Fancy getting your paws on some exclusive Whodunnknit stuff? Want to wear your crafty love with pride? Feel the overwhelming need to adorn your walls with fabulous prints of Knit the City’s woolly adventures in sneaky stitching?

For six days Whodunnknit’s shop will live! LIVE I TELL YOU! MWA HA HA HAAAAAAA!

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Free pattern: Stitched Slake Moth + Plarchie meets China Mieville

Posted by on 16 Dec, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Events, Fantabulous Crafty People, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, London, My Knits, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Random Knits, Squid | 0 comments

Free pattern: Stitched Slake Moth + Plarchie meets China Mieville

Slake Moths, from China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station, feed on people’s dreams, they excrete nightmare-making invisible poo, and they leave their victims behind as drooling hunks of human vegetable.

So what would make a more perfect tribute to Mr Mieville’s monsters than to immortalise them in lovely squishy yarn, I ask you?

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Plarchie the Knitted Squid to Party with China Miéville

Posted by on 7 Dec, 2011 in Events, Knit the City, Knitting, London, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Random Knits, Squid | 1 comment

Plarchie the Knitted Squid to Party with China Miéville

It was only a matter of time before it happened: China Miéville, world famous fantasy fiction writer with a soft spot for giant squid, and Plarchie, the most infamous crafty Kraken ever knitted, in the same place at the same time. What manner of madness will be unleashed when these two steampunk giants collide?

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