Summer Knitting with Jess

It’s starting to look like it will be another cracking summer season here in London, and that means it’s time to take a holiday. We’ve organized an interview with the staff of the shop to see how they plan their vacation projects and what they may be bringing along. We will feature one of our staff members each week. 

What sort of holiday are you going on? Are you going to be on the beach, staying local, flying, train? Does this influence your project planning?

This summer I’m on a lazy beach/pool holiday to Turkey. I like to take a project that’s relatively straight forward as I find there are usually too many distractions for anything too complicated and as I always only ever take hand luggage it has to be something small. But I wouldn’t want to be knitting a big old wooly jumper or blanket in the heat anyway, so that’s fine!

What are you working on?

I’m currently working on a two colour fisherman’s rib cotton top for my 3 year old niece. I’ve shown her a sample and she says she likes the colours. Phew!Jess_jumper_debbie_bliss_knit_with_attitude

Fisherman’s Rib Sweater from Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Prints in Carnival and Mariner

What’s your ideal holiday knitting scene?

Sitting on the balcony in the early evening sipping on a gin and tonic or a glass of white wine looking across a beautiful view. Here’s the view from the veranda we had in Turkey. Perfect!Jess_holiday_turkey_knit_with_attitudeDo you think that you’ll come back with a finished FO (finished object) or a WIP (work in progress)?

Almost certainly not. I’ll probably also come back with several unfinished books!

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