10 December 2014


I do love a competition! Its great to see what other entrants come up with, usually, something which I hadn't thought off!  I recently entered the knit-a-bug competition, run by the BBSRC. The idea was to knit a bacteria or virus, which has an impact on human or animal health. Not being particularly scientific, I did a lot of googling and decided to knit an E.coli bug.
My bug was knitted and then felted, here it is........

I was lucky enough to win a runner up prize - a £25 gift voucher to spend at the Little Knitting Company.
  At the moment I'm entering the Stitch Craft Create competition - Pin it to Win it. All you have to do is pin ten of your favourite items from their shop, on Pinterest. Picking ten items is easy as there is lots to choose from - their website caters for a variety crafts, with some great books and materials. To visit SCC website click here.
Closing date is midnight on the 31st December and the prize is the items you've pinned.

Hopefully if I ever get my Christmas knits completed I will be supporting Age UK campaign to end fuel poverty, by knitting my own warm home.

Details and the pattern can be found here. They are also running a competition and to enter, you send a photo of your knitted house. Details of the competition can also be found on their website.

It's a busy time of the year for everyone but maybe you'll find the time to join me in one or other of the competitions. 
Till next time, Ali.


  1. I love your bug, think I have spent some time with him before. Great idea to use the laboratory slide too. Good luck with your other competitions, love the cottage. And... I'm away to register with Pinterest

  2. Congratulations, I love your E.coli bug. Good luck with the other competitions you're entering.

  3. Good luck Ali with your competitions!!!
    I love your bug, never though I'd hear myself saying that I loved a bug!! ;)
    V x

  4. Love your bug Ali! Though hope I don't bump into him soon!!
    Such a great idea - and fab that you won prize - so talented!
    All the best with your other entry.
    Hope your Christmas knitting is completed soon as I'd love to see your woolly warm home!
    Ali x

  5. That bug is so funny! Well done on winning the prize as well :) It's great fun to see what people can knit sometimes. I'm still at the scarf stage myself, but you've given me ideas for sure.


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