When I’m not graffiti knitting I still tend to knit the unexpected.
Here’s a selection of the best of the weirdness:
Who-dunnknit? A woolly celebration of 50 years of Doctor Who
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
Knitting pattern: The Killing – Little Knitted Sarah Lund
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
Introducing Little knitted Nel (and how you can win her!)
I don’t make comics but I love them. In fact I love them so much that I share a...
Free Pattern: Blinkin’ Bookworm
To celebrate the release of my two ever-so-shiny book I’m releasing this free Blinkin’ Bookworm pattern into the wild just for you.
Knit him up and leave him somewhere bookish, whether its on your own bookshelf, munching through manuscripts at your local library or nibbling novels at your favourite book shop.
Manic Mars Martians Knitting Pattern
The life of a Manic Mars Martian is exhausting. They spend their days crazily rushing...
Free pattern: Captain Cat-Battler the Scurvy Catnip Mouse
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarn! Me hearties! The notorious Captain Cat-Battler is a veteran of cat...
Free pattern: Floating Flutterguys
The Floating Flutterguy is a simple creature. He turns from a cocoon of scrap yarn into...
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...