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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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Launching the Stitch London book

Posted by on 23 Oct, 2011 in Book Stuff, Cooey the Pigeon, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Stitch London, Video | 4 comments

Launching the Stitch London book

Woo hoo! My first proper book by me, rather than by Deadly Knitshade (that Deadly Knitshade always gets the kudos). I buried myself in yarn and words at the end of last year to conjure up my very first knitting pattern book, Stitch London. You can read all about how it came about here, but now it’s time to celebrate. Stitch London the book fluttered into bookshops across the UK, US and Canada last month and my publishers, David and Charles, thought it was about time we celebrated after...

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Behind the handmade: Cooey the Pigeon (with competition)

Posted by on 28 Sep, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Book Stuff, Competitions, Cooey the Pigeon, Craft with Cooey, Knitting, My Knits, Stitch London, Stitch London Knits | 0 comments

Behind the handmade: Cooey the Pigeon (with competition)

“Who’s that pecking your left lunch? Cooey the Pigeon! Who sits and coos on Churchill’s hunch? Cooey the Pigeon! Who braves the hawk in old Traf Square? Cooey the Pigeon! Who just dropped whitewash in your hair? Cooey the Pigeon!” Traditional Cooey the Pigeon song, circa. 2011 ——————- Yes folks, it’s Cooey the Pigeon. London’s most lovely woolly winged bird of the people and star of the Stitch London book. Some call her...

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Stitch London the book finally hatches!

Posted by on 27 Sep, 2011 in Book Stuff, Cooey the Pigeon, Knitting Patterns, London | 2 comments

Stitch London the book finally hatches!

Cor blimey, guvnor! Would you Adam and Eve it! I’ve only gone and written my first ever knitting pattern book and it’s packed to the rafters with loads of bloomin’ luvly London! Ahem… Beginnings: a Pigeon lands Stitch London the book fluttered into my brain like a manky one-legged Trafalgar Square pigeon when I first found my stitching stride as a London city knitter. It pecked at the juicy bits of purly pattern ideas, it made ‘CooOOoooOoo! CoooOOooOoOoo! noises...

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My Knit the City book is released into the wild

Posted by on 14 Sep, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Book Stuff, London, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Squid | 0 comments

My Knit the City book is released into the wild

Stand by for a Snoopy dance, folks. The UK edition of my Knit the City book has been released into the wild! Woo hoo! Here’s the shiny cover, featuring everybody’s favourite handsome squid: This Friday is the official Knit the City Gargantuan Gosh Book Launch at the rather fantabulous Gosh Comics. Join me and the rest of the Knit the City Yarn Corps as we bring the sneaky stitch to Gosh in celebration of our shiny new book. There’ll be fizzy booze, sneaky stitching cake and...

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