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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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New York Squids in the city: Mollusc at the Museum

Posted by on 15 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Museums, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, New York, Solo Graffiti, Squid, Travel | 5 comments

New York Squids in the city: Mollusc at the Museum

One squid. One city museum. One mission. New York City’s American Museum of Natural History boasted more than 32 million species and artefacts in its hallowed halls. That’s a whole lot of beasts, birds and other bits. But there was one species that was tragically lacking in the museum’s myriad of mammals and monsters. It was about time that species took its place. The humble Stitched Squid (squidius knittius), and his larger relative the Giant Stitched Squid (affectionately...

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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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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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Attack of the Tubeline Trolls

Posted by on 3 Nov, 2009 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, With Knit the City | 10 comments

Attack of the Tubeline Trolls

It has been a long time since I fell asleep on the London Underground and fought the dreaded Tube Sanitiser for my life, only managing to escape due to the tiny fluffballs of fearlessness that are the London tube mice. When I do return to the underground I keep my eyes open and my double-pointed needles nearby. I am well aware how wrong things could have gone down there had I lost my battle. Far below London where you can wander through the endless tunnels for eternity seeking an exit sign you...

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