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Free pattern: Captain Cat-Battler the Scurvy Catnip Mouse

Posted by on 27 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 10 comments

Free pattern: Captain Cat-Battler the Scurvy Catnip Mouse

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarn! Me hearties! The notorious Captain Cat-Battler is a veteran of cat vs mouse conflict. Since the dawn of time, rodents and their feline foe have pitted their wits against one another. Captain Cat-Battler is a handmade hero of mousekind, keeping the cats of the world on their furry toes with his cunning and his defiant squeak. Captain Cat-Battler was designed specially for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and their new Cat Knit project. The Battersea Home is one of my favourite...

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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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Knit Your Own Bloomin’ Bluebell

Posted by on 11 Apr, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 7 comments

Knit Your Own Bloomin’ Bluebell

Spring has well and truly sprung and down in the woods there is a wonderland of bluebells blooming. Butterflies are fluttering, birds are singing, elves and pixies are playing volleyball in sunlit glades, and teddy bears are picnicking. It’s all rather lovely. The sad thing is that not everyone is aware of how fabulous the UK’s woodlands are and how close they live to somewhere so green and gorgeous. It’s about time something was done to remind them. That’s where your...

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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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London: Pretty in Pork

Posted by on 30 Jan, 2009 in Animals, Knitting, London, My Knits, Random Knits, Travel | 9 comments

London: Pretty in Pork

Her name was Pickles. She was a week-old piglet. A piglet with a problem. Pickles needed to be woolly. A tall order for a small pig. And that was where I came in. The lovely people at Wildside contacted me through S&B London for a little bit of pig-warming help. Wildside are a London-based family-run image licensing company who fill their home with tiny beasts (so the animals feel at home in the photo studio). Their aim to is bring the cute to the camera, and their images are used for...

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