Today we are meeting Jo Avery from Edinburgh's Avery Homestore and will be treated to some cute crochet work.
When did you start knitting/spinning/crocheting?
I started knitting when I was very young, about 6 or 7, and crocheting in my 20's.
What was your first knitting/spinning/crochet project?
Can't really remember but I do remember knitting a teddy with the Brownies and being very pleased with it!
Can you show us some of the products you'll be bringing to the festival?
What product/pattern are you most proud of?
I haven't produced many crochet patterns (and certainly no knitting patterns as I'm not that good!), but I did just design this amigurumi Humpty Dumpty before Christmas and I have been planning on writing the pattern for this up. Maybe I will get a chance before your event. I am also incredibly proud that I managed to knit myself a pair of socks using 5 double pointed needles over Christmas!
How many WIPS have you got?
At least 10
Do you use Ravelry?
Not as much as I should.
Have you got a favourite pattern desiger and why?
Not really, but I love everything that Lucy at Attic 24 blog comes up with.
What's on your needles/hook/spindle right now?
I am knitting a jumper for my grown up son, and I have 3-4 crochet blankets on the go and 1 lacy crochet jacket that I have got stuck on!
If you had to pick just one kind of yarn to knit with/ tool to work with / fibre to spin for the rest of your life what would it be?
I really like Sublime extra fine merino wool for crochet and I am enjoying using Sirdar's Chunky Folksong on my son's jumper - it's lovely and bouncy!
Thank you Jo. We are looking forward to seeing you at Edinburgh Yarn Festival. If you can't wait until 16th March, do visit their blog mybearpaw.com Jonathan Avery website where you can download this gorgeous crochet pattern free of charge.