Sighthound Charity Snood


Dizzy Lily: A Snood For a Hound 
knitting pattern is available from
Here on Erssie Knits or Ravelry 
All pattern proceeds go 
to Galgos del Sol

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.

Erssie is reading...

Erssie's bookshelf: currently-reading

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

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skeinspotting: a world of erssie knits


Yuletide Offerings 

To celebrate the Yuletide 2015, from 21st December at 0:00 hrs until 22nd December 2015 GMT, customers will be able to download one free pattern per person from the patterns I am selling in the Erssie Knits Ravelry Shop.

Please note that the offer of a free pattern only applies to my self published designs. That means some patterns published exclusively in books and magazines are not available elsewhere. However, that still leaves around 140 patterns to choose from. If you can't pick just one, you may ask a friend to download another for you. The offer of a free pattern applies to charity patterns but it would be nice if you could still donate money or knitted items to the charities I support.

You could grab yourself a Peruvian Little Ravens Earflap Hat Pattern.


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