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Manic Mars Martians Knitting Pattern

Posted by on 30 Jun, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 2 comments

Manic Mars Martians Knitting Pattern

The life of a Manic Mars Martian is exhausting. They spend their days crazily rushing about making Mars Marmalade from mysterious Mars Mandarins for their tea and zipping behind rocks to hide from the prying eyes of nosy human telescopes spying for signs of life on Mars. The Martians are quite happy being left to glug down their Marmalade Tea is peace, thank you very much! On a special expedition these Mars Martians dropped into London’s Science Museum to visit Stitch London’s Stitched Science...

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Stitched Solar System Insanity

Posted by on 22 Jun, 2011 in Museums, My Knits, Random Knits, Solo Graffiti | 2 comments

Stitched Solar System Insanity

For some reason back at the start of the year I promised London’s Science Museum that I would make them a handmade Stitched Solar System (and added that it would be the biggest in the world). Famous last words and a surefire path to RSI. With the help of some hard-knitting Stitch Londoners (to be named when the whole thing is done), my twin sister, Nehtheknits (who never knits) and Mr Sheepsketcher (another non-knitter) I have very nearly done it. Will it actually take its place in the...

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Holy Handmade, it’s knitted Jesus!

Posted by on 21 May, 2011 in My Knits, Random Knits | 10 comments

Holy Handmade, it’s knitted Jesus!

According to some folks we have until 6pm today to cast off loose ends. At this time Jesus will pop down, gather up all his believers and then smite the rest of us blasphemous demonic mortal fools. In preparation for this I sorted my little sis out with a bit of Holy Handmade for just such an occasion when her birthday came around last year. This exclusive edition Holy Handmade Knitted Jesus features not one but two miracles. He’s busting out the fibre loaves and fishes to feed the 5000...

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Free pattern: Floating Flutterguys

Posted by on 20 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 5 comments

Free pattern: Floating Flutterguys

The Floating Flutterguy is a simple creature. He turns from a cocoon of scrap yarn into a beautiful woolly winged wonder in less time than it takes to scream “AGH! Is that a moth!? Get it away from my cashmere!!!”. Lucky for you (and for your cashmere) the Floating Flutterguy isn’t hungry for your yarn. All he wants is to be set free somewhere in your city. I hatched the Floating Flutterguy specially for Stitch London’s annual Stitch Crawl 2011 which happens to fall on...

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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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