3. What's your biggest success?
In the 80's I knitted fair isle and Icelandic jumpers. I like things with a complex pattern and a variety of colours.
4. What's your biggest disaster?
In school I had to knit yellow socks. I had to rip it out so many times that the wool eventually turned black. I have never done socks since.
I enjoy doing kids crafts with my grandaughter. We have done paper mache, box decorating, potter, fimo clay, painting, cardmaking and so many more.
6. Your list of favourites;
favourite knitting accessory: Cathy Kidston needle holder.
I would love to knit a shawl - a fine, lacey Christening shawl - for my great grandchildren.
8. What do you like to watch or listen to whilst knitting?
Coronation St9. Knitting hint or tip?
Always have a pen and paper at the ready to take notes. When casting on a lot of stitches place yarn every so often so that you don't have to go back and count.
10. What's your favourite non- knitting book?
"The Masters" by C. P. Snow. I've read this one the most often. There is a whole series of them that starts back in the 40's and catalogs the life of a young man going to university. This one picks up when he is a master and another tutor is dying. It's basically about the politics around that. It's a microcosm of the real world. There are about 7 books in total.