Monday, 28 October 2013

Innocent Big Knit

I've just posted my contribution to the Innocent Big Knit.

If you don't know what this is, check out their website here:

The folks at Innocent are working with Age UK to help keep older people warm this Winter. They put little hats knitted by us knitty people on the top of their bottles and 25p from each bottle sold goes to Age UK. Brilliant stuff.

Here are my hats:

I'd have quite happily carried on knitting these and making little pom poms until the cows come home, but the deadline is this Thursday (31st).

There's just about enough time to make a hat or two yourself, so go spread some cozy xx

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Crafty Patterns, Book-signing and Moustache o'clock

It's been a busy few weeks in Brian-land. As you know, I was at the Knitting & Stitching Show last week with Collins & Brown, signing books and knitting moustaches.

It was a brilliant and exhausting day! I learnt three things while I was there: I could never go on the Apprentice as I am incapable of selling people things they don't want; ALL old ladies tell the same jokes (in this case, 'why would I want to knit a moustache when I'm already growing my own?? - hilarious); and the truth is, I am actually a little bit weird. Who knew?

But in all honesty, I had a great time and the Collins & Brown gang had made some brilliant free moustache kits. I'm hoping to get hold of a couple, so I'll let you know if I do. I'm also looking forward to all the resulting pictures we've been promised of people's moustache makes. Moustache-tastic.

I've popped the moustaches I made during the day onto my shops ready for Movember, so if you fancy picking one up, pootle over and have a look:

In other news, Crafty came out last week with my Halloween patterns. They look absolutely ace and I was dead chuffed to discover they also have a competition to win my book! Pick up a copy now and you could also win lots of goodies to make your own disguises. Brilliant. Team Crafty are planning a November moustache knit along, so I'll be back with news of that soon.

With Halloween and Movember around the corner, Knit Your Own Moustache is getting a bit more press at the mo (wee moustache pun there), and has popped up in a couple of nice little reviews in 'Let's Knit' and 'Simply Crochet'.

Slowly but surely taking over the woolly world... Tee hee.

Laters, mo fo's xx

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Wife of Brian at the Knitting & Stitching Show

Hi gang,

Thought I'd give you a few more details about this week's Knitting & Stitching Show.

The show is on at Alexandra Palace from tomorrow (Thursday 10th) through to Sunday 13th and features crafts aplenty. I am all sorts of chuffed that not only do I get to go this year, but I will also be there with my brilliant publishers Collins & Brown. I'll be there on Friday from 1pm at stand TGK15, signing copies of my book 'Knit Your Own Moustache', chatting and doing knitting moustache demos. There are also free moustache kits (while they last), which I'm ├╝ber excited about!

So if you're at the show, please pop by and say hello. It will be great to see you.

Also, the next issue of Crafty Magazine comes out tomorrow, featuring my Halloween patterns for Cat Ears & Tail and Frankenstein Bolts. Here's a sneaky peek (check out the pic bottom left).

Happy knitting, gang x