Ho ho handmade! A Squishy Santa Christmas Decoration is just the right size to hang from your tree and welcome in the festive season with a wave of your woolly needles.
My handmade Matt Smith as the bow-tied Doctor Who, a couple of familiar fibre-based friends, a woolly TARDIS and a squishy little dalek, and a Story Tree leaf with a Time Lord twist
Little Knitted Sarah Lund, is a handknitted version of the hardworking, jumper-wearing, tenacious detective lady from stabby Danish TV drama The Killing (Forbrydelsen for those who speak Danish out there). She’s made from yarn but that doesn’t mean she’s soft and squishy, oh no. She’ll unravel the mystery of the murder even if it means no sleep for a week and wearing ‘that jumper’ the whole time, and she won’t move to Sweden until she does.
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.
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.
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?
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?