Meet the Team: Joanna


We talk to Joanna to find out all about her creative style.

How would you describe your knitting style?

Original, colourful, varied and adventurous.

When did you start knitting?

I started knitting in January 2010 when a knitting shop opened up near by and started offering beginner level lessons. I have not looked back since! 

Did you enjoy knitting right from the start?

Oh goodness, yes! Even though it was a little frustrating understanding how to hold the needles and remembering the stitches, I was completely addicted. I wanted to learn everything there was to know, try out different yarns stitches and basically not stop knitting.

What stitch do you find hardest and why?

I sometimes struggle with lace stitch because it’s not always easy to see the stitches clearly.

Do you have any tips for beginner knitters?

Keep practising and don’t give up! I also find watching youtube tutorials useful if I’m really struggling on a stitch – it’s as good as having a personal knitting teacher!

 Tell us a bit about your blog.

My blog is part crafty, part life-style and part business related. It’s full of things I’ve made, either for my shop or for pleasure; creative inspirations, such as music; anything craft related; my garden; and reviews.

What started you blogging?

Two reasons: I loved reading other people’s blogs and so I thought I’d try my hand at. I quickly became addicted! The second reason was to share my handmade shop items.

How would you describe your blogging style?

I guess my blogging style is down-to-earth but creative and well it sort of reflects me and some of the things I love in life.

Do you have any tips for aspiring craft bloggers?

Be yourself and don’t try to emulate someone else’s blog. By being yourself you find your own style.

Use spell check and proof read before hitting “publish”!

Don’t forget to share the love by commenting on other blogs and get networking with other bloggers online through places such as, Twitter. There’s a great community of crafty bloggers out there!

What is your favourite shop for buying knitting supplies?

I love going to my local independent knitting shop in Leicester called, Knit One. It’s a glorious little shop, run by the friendliest people who have loads of time for you and your latest knitting project.

What is your favourite craft (other than knitting)?

 I would have to cheat and say two crafts – sewing and embroidery.

Tell us about your favourite knitting project.

The first pair of socks I ever knitted has to be my favourite. Seeing them take shape was rather magical!

What is your favourite thing about the Simple Stylish Knitting blog?

It’s full of lots of creative inspiration and I love being a part of such a fun team of bloggers!

Find out more about Joanna and connect with her through her Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Etsy Store!

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