Designer profile: Susie Johns
Tea or coffee? We get to know one of LK’s longest-running designers, Susie Johns.
Name: Susie Johns
Speciality: Novelties, toys and accessories.
Website or blog: www.susieatthecircus.typepad.com
Knitting since: I was a child.
Favourite yarn: Anything natural and colourful.
Best knitting memory: My grandmother, Nana May, teaching me to crochet granny squares.
Favourite gift to knit for others: A lovely warm sweater.
Favourite Let’s Knit pattern: Miriam, issue 27, February 2010 (above). The first thing I ever knitted, when I was an art student, was a rainbow striped cardigan and this pattern can be made with all kinds of double-knitting oddments and scraps.
Guilty pleasure: The weekly pub quiz and a couple of pints of real ale
Tea or coffee: Coffee. I’ve never had a cup of tea in my life!
Favourite dessert: Sherry Trifle
Favourite song: In these shoes? by Kirsty MacColl
Perfect day: A picnic on the beach with my three children and their partners
Projects usually in progress: I’ll admit to three or four. Actually, it can be as many as ten or 12!
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