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Handmade Little My needs a home

Posted by on 19 Mar, 2012 in Blog, Book Stuff, Charity knits, Competitions, Knit the City, Knitting, London, My Knits, Random Knits, Whodunnknit For Sale | 1 comment

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.

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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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Whole lotta mouse-making going on

Posted by on 2 Jan, 2012 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Behind the Handmade, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, Mice, My Knits, Random Knits | 2 comments

Whole lotta mouse-making going on

Just when you think there couldn’t possibly be more mice to knit they keep multiplying. A family of six mice can turn into about 60 mice within 6 months, and it seems my mouse patterns are just the same. Here’s a peek at more of my mouse patterns…

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Introducing Little knitted Nel (and how you can win her!)

Posted by on 23 Nov, 2011 in Charity knits, Competitions, Knitting, London, My Knits, Random Knits | 6 comments

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 studio with three fabulous comic creators (one of whom is my lovely boyfriend). So when all three of them took part in creating one of the most fabulous graphic novels the world has ever laid eyeballs on I was incredibly proud to watch it all happen. Nelson is a graphic novel created by a herd of British comics’ brightest stars. It tells the story of the main character, Nel Baker, from birth to the...

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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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