When I made Benoît the Bee I was pretty jealous of his classy hat. I finally gave in and worked out the pattern for an adult sized version, which is now available to download here
Bee-ret – Striped Beret Knitting Pattern
The pattern includes a tutorial for jogless stripes.
Yellow & Black beret: Knit Shop Simply Wool, 100% Wool, DK yarn 100g, 200m
MC: Black, CC: Yellow
Pink & Cream beret:
Fyberspates Scrumptious DK/Worsted, 50% Merino, 50% Silk, 100g, 220m
MC: Magenta, CC: Natural
S (M, L) To fit a head circumference of approx: 51 (56, 61) cm. 20 (22, 24) inches.
Samples shown in size M on a 57cm head.
If you’re averse to online shopping then fret no more! My range of handmade jewellery for the fashionable knitter is now available in real bricks and mortar shops. If you’re in London then you can now find them in I Knit London and All the Fun of the Fair. I’m pretty thrilled to have my products in these fabulous knitting shops alongside some fantastic yarns and other knitty goodness. Be sure to check them out if you’re in the area.
You can see more details on my new stockists page.
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Making tiny balls of yarn and knitting needles has become seriously addictive. On the plus side I’ve sold a few, but on the down side it’s nowhere near enough to justify spending every waking minute thinking about it…!
Anyway at least it’s a lot of fun
If you’d like to fund this madness head over to one of my shops:
I joined etsy as a seller recently to show off my new knitting earrings but the best thing I’ve found is the community there. I’ve been having a lot of fun in the forums and found lots of people selling really awesome things! So I decided to put together a treasury showing off the great sellers who make miniature bits and pieces too. Have a closer look and check out the amazingly intricate work!
My 1st treasury
I designed myself a new t-shirt recently with one of my fave catchphrases on it and ordered it from cafepress. It came yesterday and I’m sooooo pleased with it!
If you’d like to share the moustache fun times you can get yourself one from cafepress.com
Do you let the moustache do the talking?
It might still be really cold out and a few weeks until the official start of spring but the sun is out and I’m ready for springtime fun times! So is my new friend Benoit, we had a little photo shoot in the garden today. He had to wear his ‘bee-ret’ (hahaha) to keep warm though. More photos here.
Well this plan is lasting longer than expected…
I’ve just finished a website for The Society for Curious Thought. It’s a really interesting site showcasing essays on a variety of subjects from politics to arts to being human. Have a look around here www.thesocietyforcuriousthought.com
…a web designer! Well for this week at least.
I’ve built a website for my friend Isabel Vince. She knits and sews, and is an artist and designer.
We made a fun little animation for the front page and there’s lots of lovely pictures to see. Have a look around!
4mations opened it’s doors today. It’s a site from Channel 4 and Aardman featuring some top quality new and old animations. It’s definitely worth having a nose around. I’ve put a couple of mine up there and hopefully will be adding some new knitimations at some point…
Say hello to Undercover Tony. He’s part of an exhibition of my knitted characters that has opened today at Greenwich Picturehouse. They’ll be there until the 31st August so go and have a look if you get the chance. If you can’t get to laugh at their silly faces in real life then you can look at their pictures here.