When did you first start to knit and who taught you? Although I loved my French knitting doll when I was little, I was pretty hopeless at knitting! So when I started working with YarnFest, it seemed like a great time to try again. I fell in love with all the gorgeous yarns and couldn’t help myself – I joined one of the beginners knitting courses and loved it.
What skills do you have? I can only knit. I’m sure my photography skills are improving taking photos of the lovely yarns for all newsletters and blog posts though!
What was the first thing you knitted? I knitted myself and my Mum a rather lovely phone case, then began to expand my skills on other tech items – including a nice iPad cover for my husband. He has never used it, but the thought was there…
What projects have you got on the go? At the moment I am attempting to knit a cat for my little boy. It has to look like Jess the Cat from Postman Pat so I am adapting as I go! Fluffy white yarn is a very tricky thing to knit with though, he may end up just a black, instead of a black-and-white, cat! I’m also planning what to knit next – I do have my eye on the Manos Alegria Superwash yarns, those colours are beautiful!
What do you get up to outside YarnFest? I look after my little boy, do a lot of cooking and baking and occasionally try and tend to my small unruly veggie patch. I’ve also joined Compton Players, a local amateur dramatics group – I’m looking forward to being in their next play in November!