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Free pattern: Captain Cat-Battler the Scurvy Catnip Mouse

Posted by on 27 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 10 comments

Free pattern: Captain Cat-Battler the Scurvy Catnip Mouse

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarn! Me hearties! The notorious Captain Cat-Battler is a veteran of cat vs mouse conflict. Since the dawn of time, rodents and their feline foe have pitted their wits against one another. Captain Cat-Battler is a handmade hero of mousekind, keeping the cats of the world on their furry toes with his cunning and his defiant squeak. Captain Cat-Battler was designed specially for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and their new Cat Knit project. The Battersea Home is one of my favourite...

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Holy Handmade, it’s knitted Jesus!

Posted by on 21 May, 2011 in My Knits, Random Knits | 10 comments

Holy Handmade, it’s knitted Jesus!

According to some folks we have until 6pm today to cast off loose ends. At this time Jesus will pop down, gather up all his believers and then smite the rest of us blasphemous demonic mortal fools. In preparation for this I sorted my little sis out with a bit of Holy Handmade for just such an occasion when her birthday came around last year. This exclusive edition Holy Handmade Knitted Jesus features not one but two miracles. He’s busting out the fibre loaves and fishes to feed the 5000...

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Free pattern: Floating Flutterguys

Posted by on 20 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 5 comments

Free pattern: Floating Flutterguys

The Floating Flutterguy is a simple creature. He turns from a cocoon of scrap yarn into a beautiful woolly winged wonder in less time than it takes to scream “AGH! Is that a moth!? Get it away from my cashmere!!!”. Lucky for you (and for your cashmere) the Floating Flutterguy isn’t hungry for your yarn. All he wants is to be set free somewhere in your city. I hatched the Floating Flutterguy specially for Stitch London’s annual Stitch Crawl 2011 which happens to fall on...

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Knit Your Own Bloomin’ Bluebell

Posted by on 11 Apr, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 7 comments

Knit Your Own Bloomin’ Bluebell

Spring has well and truly sprung and down in the woods there is a wonderland of bluebells blooming. Butterflies are fluttering, birds are singing, elves and pixies are playing volleyball in sunlit glades, and teddy bears are picnicking. It’s all rather lovely. The sad thing is that not everyone is aware of how fabulous the UK’s woodlands are and how close they live to somewhere so green and gorgeous. It’s about time something was done to remind them. That’s where your...

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London: Pandora the pretty in pork piglet

Posted by on 28 Jun, 2009 in Animals, Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting, London, My Knits, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, Random Knits | 20 comments

London: Pandora the pretty in pork piglet

Who can resist the smell of frying bacon wafting up the stairs and into your sleep on a sunday morning? Well, probably not me. I have to say, however, that I ever since meeting Pickles the tiny porker back in January I’ve felt a little guilty for snacking on the flesh of her sweet and sour bretheren. Eating something you once knit a jumper for takes a guilt mastery that I have become shamefully skilled at. Nowadays I munch bacon butties without a thought for my porcine pal. Until...

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London: The Fourth Plinth: “Knitting girl! Knitting girl!”

Posted by on 16 May, 2009 in Knitting, London, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, Other People's Street Art, People, Random Knits | 17 comments

London: The Fourth Plinth: “Knitting girl! Knitting girl!”

Yesterday morning I was art. It was all the fault of Mr Antony Gormley, whose cast-iron sculptures scared the bejesus out of half of London in 2007 by peering down from South Bank rooftops like rusty angels of death.

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