This week, we caught up with Linda Lencovic from The Kettle Yarn Company about her loves and influences.
What is your favourite colour?
This has always been a really tough question for me as I don’t think I have one! I do love my blues and greys, though…and have a serious weakness for yellow.
What is your current favourite yarn/fibre?
That is tough... a bit like asking which child is your favourite! They all have their own wonderful qualities and strengths.
- The Bluefaced Leicester in ISLINGTON, TWIST and WALTHAM absorbs colour deeply and reflects it off long, lustrous strands subtly creating gorgeous tonal colour;
- WESTMINSTER’s gentle baby Camel/ Silk has a shimmering, silky depth like no other, the light shifting on the strands creating a jewel-like sparkle;
- Beyul’s unique heathered blend is completely different again, as its exotic mix of baby Yak, Silk and Merino creates multi-tonal colour with richness and deep saturation.
I couldn’t possibly choose! Though I do prefer the many amazing qualities of natural fibres and stay away from synthetics altogether.
What is your favourite season?
I was born in summer and have always been a bit of a sun-baby…as long as it doesn’t get too hot. Sunshine just makes me bubbly and happy! Late August and early September are always my favs, especially as the autumn knits get released and cozy jumpers move back up the knitting queue!
What is/was your current favourite knitting/crochet project?
I am currently knitting a Sibella Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge in Beyul, my Yak/silk/Merino blend. I’ve chosen the Steppe colourway as can’t resist yellow and the lace is looking divine! I can’t wait to wear it.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
I’d love to meet Clara Parkes! She is my yarn hero and I imagine having a woolly chat with her would be amazing.
Where do you feel most inspired or get most inspiration?
I love living by the sea again! We moved to Hastings last year and the natural beauty of the area never fails to inspire me. The faded British seaside and historic cobblestone lanes never fail to thrill me.
Quick fire questions! Your favourite:
Book? The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Quote? No pressure, no diamonds – Thomas Carlyle
Cocktail/drink? Gin and tonic
Cake? Salted caramel/Chocolate from Michala’s Cute Cakes in St. Leonards
Cheese? Brebirousse d'Argental from Lyon