Sighthound Charity Snood


Dizzy Lily: A Snood For a Hound 
knitting pattern is available from
Here on Erssie Knits or Ravelry 
100% pattern proceeds goes to
Whittingham Kennels Retired
Greyhound Trust

You can also apply for a free licence
to make your own snoods for fundraising: 

If you don't knit but want readymade snoods you can buy some from
who donate their own proceeds to dog rescue charities.

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Wolf Hallonce bittenThe Confession of Katherine HowardAlice's Adventures in WonderlandThe WildingThe Children's Book

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Hidden Pages

Unexpected popularity


                                        The original from the 60 Quick Baby Knits book

When the Vogue team first asked me to design this for one of their baby knits publications they asked me to make it in pale grey with a dark grey contrasting edge. This will never catch on, I thought, they are not baby shades. But it has been surprisingly popular and knitters have had the imagination to customise in gorgeous brights with embellishment and embroidery.

The marled handspun style yarns versions above were featured in Ravelry's Community Eye Candy on their blog. I might just use my own wordless blog posts in the same way to show my favourite versions knitters have made from my patterns. I could call it 'erssie on the eye'.




Spring has sprung. It is beautifully green and the hounds have taken to sunbathing. Here are some erssie patterns that incorporate floral themes.



















Easter Bunnies

A free charted version of The Hare and the Moon to celebrate the Pagan festival Ostara, or the modern equivalent Easter. The moon and the Hare are both signs of fertility and feminine power. As are eggs; so this is where our modern symbols of Easter originates from.



Wordless Posts

As typing is no longer my forte, I am going to attempt to blog mainly in pictures. Here are some versions of the Los Muertos hat that customers made from the Los Muertos patterns



Well it has been a long time....

I always assume people don't read this blog or visit the website because most knitters flock to Ravelry now and rarely step outside to visit designer's own website. However, this is not always the case, and I can only apologise to those folk who wrote and left comments here because as you can see, I have not posted anything since last year!

Since my accidents, and severing my thumb with surgery, I seem to have developed locked joints and arthritis. I also have a lot of numbness. I was very worried that my activities such as typing, knitting, and reading eBooks was setting off problems in hands, arms and shoulders. Some of the symptoms are a lot better if I do not type. I do have speech-to-text programmes now, but they are not very accurate.

So apologies if you have taken the time to visit here and feel I have just given up. My interest in knitting and crochet remains. I am still selling my past patterrns and think a lot about the ones I still have waiting to be released. However, my health has meant all of this is on hold at the moment. But don't stop writing to me, and asking me questions, just be a little patient if it takes some time to get around to it.

What I would suggest for people with pattern problems is:

Email me directly using the contact information on your pattern.
Write Urgent Knitting Query on the subject lineIn the body of the email put the exact name of the Design/pattern and subtitle or description e.g. Calaveras de Azucar earfflap hat pattern (just hat with skulls on is not enough)

Quote the subheading of the part of the pattern you have trouble with and explain your query. E.g.
Row 3: K2, P2; rep from * to end

If you have trouble downloading a pattern
Write the email ID/ravelry ID that you used as your name when downloading
Write the date you attempted to downloaded
Write the error message or type of error occurring.

Note. All my patterns are in PDF  format, even images and charts. We do not supply printed patterns.
It might not be a problem our end and it might be because you do not contain the correct programmes in order to download PDFs. Our PDFs are made in Adobe PDF maker and so you will need to have a PDF reader on your device. Not necessarily Adobe but one that will allow you to read PDFs in general.
You might not always see it immediately if your device automaticlaly downloads it. You will need to get to the documents list on your device and look for downloads, or you will need to look in your web downloads menu and you will probably find it there because you may have not set your docuements to automatically open after downloading is completed.

At the moment, no bought patterns are available in Europe except for the UK. This is because suppliers of digital products within the EU need to be set up for sales tax for export from the UK. When I get back to work properly, I should be able to sort that out but for the moment you will need to be resident in the UK, or rest of World non EU countries to buy my patterns.