Free pattern: Bonkers Beanies for St Mungo’s Woolly Hat Day

Free pattern: Bonkers Beanies for St Mungo’s Woolly Hat Day

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.

Update: Stitch London Olympics Week 2

Update: Stitch London Olympics Week 2

Week Two of the Stitch London Olympics. Proving herself to be the Jessica Ennis of knitted pigeons Cooey has gone for gold in a whole host of events since then. Here are the highlights of the woolly week gone by

Stitch London Olympics: the pigeon Olympic games

Stitch London Olympics: the pigeon Olympic games

It’s been a long and nervous wait but the Stitch London 2012 Olympics are finally here! Let’s the Purly Pigeon Olympic Games begin!

Monster ArtBox update: When Muncher met Plarchie

Monster ArtBox update: When Muncher met Plarchie

Day 24 on the Trafalgar Square roundabout: a pirate tattoo, a meeting between two giant knitted brothers, and Plarchie the giant squid gets taunted by the world’s bravest child.

Monster ArtBox update Day 21: Muncher gets a tattoo

Monster ArtBox update Day 21: Muncher gets a tattoo

Muncher the Monster has been on the Trafalgar Square Roundabout for 23 days. He braves a milkshake spill, the hugs of the passing hordes, and gets an unexpected tattoo and requires a bit of stitched surgery.

All in a day’s work for London’s handmade monster.

Whodunnknit event: Meet the BT ArtBox Monster Maker

Whodunnknit event: Meet the BT ArtBox Monster Maker

Wondering all about Muncher the BT ArtBox Monster? Monday July 9th at 7pm is your chance to meet the Monster Maker and ask anything you like. I’ll be on the Trafalgar Square Roundabout from 7pm and will be talking about our crafty creations and any fielding Monster Making questions you might like to ask.

Come and say hello and meet the Monster and maker. Go on

Monster ArtBox Update Day 3: Please look after this monster

Monster ArtBox Update Day 3: Please look after this monster

Day three of Muncher the BT Artbox Monster living on the Trafalgar Square Roundabout. I’m called to in bring handmade monster first aid. But how on earth do we convince London to look after him?

Little knitted Queen’s Jubilee jolly

Little knitted Queen’s Jubilee jolly

Joining the Jubilee celebrations the Little Knitted Queen and her two trusty tiny knitted Corgis have been out on the town.

Here’s a sneaky peek at her adventures so far…

Meet the Knits: London Steampunk meets Stitch London

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.

Handmade Little My needs a home

Handmade Little My needs 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.