1. What's your favourite type of yarn?
I love natural fibres like wool, silk, linen, I love noro, but think its badly made and overpriced now that I can spin.
2. What's your least favourite type of yarn?
Acrylic or eyelash, although even eyelash could be recycled into something else on a wheel.
3. What's the first thing you do when you visit a new yarn shop?
I’d have to check for fibre first…because it’s such a novelty to be able to see and touch fibre before you buy it around here.
4. What other crafts do you do / would like to do?
I spin, knit, sew, draw, paint, collage, do needlepoint. I’d like to try my hand at making my own paper, and I’m really into those amigurumi dolls, but haven’t got around to doing any, and I’m keen to do tapestry weaving but there are not enough days in the week!
5. What magazines do you currently subscribe to?
I subscribe to Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits. I've only recently had the IK and think I prefer the Vogue although I do enjoy reading the articles even if I don't like the patterns.
6. Put this type of magazine in order of preference: Crochet / Other Craft / Knitting / Food / Home / Fashion / Celebrity Gossip / Garden
Crochet / Knitting / Other craft / Crochet / Home /Fashion / Garden / Celebrity Gossip / Food
7. What items do you like to knit / crochet?
I like to knit small items like bags, hats, gloves, socks, scarves, I also like to knit garments like cardigans and jumpers. I haven’t really crocheted much but I like to play with the hook and yarn in a freeform manner!
8. Are you allergic to anything?
I’m not allergic, but I don’t like nuts. I can be a bit sensitive to some bath products, but I’m not able to pinpoint anything specific.
9. What do you like to* smell of?(*This is not a typo. The question is: What do you like to smell of)
I like fresh subtle smells, nothing too overpowering. Lavender makes me sneeze.
10. What's your favourite way to relax?
I like to spin, swim or have a nice hot bath.
11. You're stood in front of a Victorian style sweetshop, an Italian cafe, an old fashioned bakery and a dainty tea room. Where do you go first?
12. What do you come out with?
Peppermint creams, maple fudge, coconut ice.
13. Where do you go next?
Tea room for a traditional cream tea with clotted cream scones, sit back and watch the world go by.
14. Any other words of wisdom for your pal?
Since I started spinning I am more fibre obsessed than anything else, although I still knit and want to make more time for collaging and drawing. I like coffee, but I'm not a hardcore coffee person, I like vintage stuff…like magazines, buttons, beads, fabric, and I even collect the pretty paper bags things come in.