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Free pattern: The Smitten Softspot handmade heart

Posted by on 3 Feb, 2012 in Blog, Free patterns, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, With Knit the City | 2 comments

Free pattern: The Smitten Softspot handmade heart

A free knitting pattern for a squishy stitched handmade heart for Valentine’s Day, plus terrible renditions of classic love songs and some awfully dreamy knitted Gods in the nip. Awwwwwwwwww yeah!

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Meet Plarchie: the giant plastic knitted squid

Posted by on 11 Feb, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Museums, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Solo Graffiti, Squid | 38 comments

Meet Plarchie: the giant plastic knitted squid

The arrival of Plarchie, the 8-metre giant knitted squid made entirely from plastic bags, came as something of a shock to me. One minute I was wandering the echoey rooms of London’s Natural History Museum pondering what knits might spring from my needles. The next thing I knew I was half-awake buried in a pile of crumpled plarn ends with my needles smoking in my clawlike hands. I had no idea what I’d been up to for the last three days of my life. And then a cephalopods-shaped...

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The stitching of Squidius Knittius

Posted by on 26 Aug, 2010 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Book Stuff, Knitting Patterns, Museums, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, Squid, With Knit the City | 1 comment

The stitching of Squidius Knittius

The humble Stitched Squid (squidius knittius). This tiny tentacled terror appeared on my knitting needles one lazy Sunday and introduced himself by immediately challenging me to a wrestling match. How I laughed in his tiny face at the time. I realise now my terrible mistake. Too late. I may have created him for Stitch London’s Natural History Museum Stitch a Squid event on a whim. Little did I know that he and his kind have bigger plans. Finger-wrestling his way to power the...

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Shiny happy Slender Snipe Eel

Posted by on 20 Aug, 2010 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Museums, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, With Knit the City | 2 comments

Shiny happy Slender Snipe Eel

Returning to my sneaky stitching roots I found myself and my trusty camera amongst the bones and the beasts of London’s Natural History Museum hunting stitched sealife in its historic hallways. I was wholly responsible for bringing to life an achingly smiley Slender Snipe Eel. I have rarely felt so proud. For the full story see the fishy tale of my stitched sealife specimen over on the Stitch London...

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Single White Mouse King WLTM Ballerina

Posted by on 5 Mar, 2010 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, With Knit the City | 6 comments

Single White Mouse King WLTM Ballerina

“Right you ‘orrible lot! This ‘ere is an important day fer ‘is Royal Rodent ‘ighness (me). I’m going to find me a young lady to woo and you scummy little soldiers are gonna ‘elp. As you can see I’ve dressed meself in me finest royal outfit. This ‘ere is me Royal Crown ‘anded down to me be me father, King Longpointyfurryface the Seventh. This ‘ere is me Royal Trident wot ‘e once used to poke out the evil eye of the fearsome...

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