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Free knitting pattern: The Purly Paw Print Patchwork Blanket

Posted by on 5 Mar, 2012 in Animals, Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Blog, Charity knits, Free patterns, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, London, My Knits | 13 comments

Free knitting pattern: The Purly Paw Print Patchwork Blanket

I heart hounds. I really do. Snoopy is my Yoda, Hong Kong Phooey is my Mr Miyagi, and when I was little I wanted to grow up to be The Littlest Hobo. So when Battersea Dogs & Cats Home got in touch to ask me to create another free knitting pattern for them, this time for their canine chums, I was tail-waggingly thrilled to do it. For those of you who have been stalking me for a while, you’ll know I created the scurvy Captain Cat-Battler¬† for the home last year. The results were...

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Graffiti yarnstorm: Weekend of the Woolly Wildflowers

Posted by on 5 Feb, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, France, Knitting, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, Other People's Street Art, Solo Graffiti, Travel, Woolly Wildflowers | 11 comments

Graffiti yarnstorm: Weekend of the Woolly Wildflowers

Zuts alors! What do you get if you mix one yarnstorming graffiti knitter, one pile of insanely coloured yarn and the biggest comics festival in Europe? You get the Weekend of the Woolly Wildflowers!

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Plucky the Protest Mouse vs The Fat Cats

Posted by on 26 Oct, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting, London, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, People, Protest Mice, Solo Graffiti | 13 comments

Plucky the Protest Mouse vs The Fat Cats

Sometimes you have to make a stand. Even when you’re less than 10cm tall and a handknitted mouse. Maybe especially when you’re 10cm tall and a handknitted mouse. You may only be one teeny tiny squeak but maybe if you squeak up when things are unjust then someone will hear you and stand with you. And if enough of you are standing then you might start changing things for the better. This is the tale of one little Protest Mouse who stood up and squeaked. Why a Protest Mouse was born...

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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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Augsburg: An unofficial White Wall and auf wiedersehen

Posted by on 13 Sep, 2011 in defined by _____, Germany, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Travel, Video | 0 comments

Augsburg: An unofficial White Wall and auf wiedersehen

I’ll end with my very favourite moment in Augsburg. It was totally unplanned, unofficial and possibly rather illegal. If defined by was over and the White Wall on the side of the stadium was to be demolished at sunrise then there was clearly only one thing we could possibly do. I’m so glad someone managed to talk these mysterious figures into it…

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