Meet the team
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Get to know the team behind your favourite Knitting magazine
Meet Deputy Editor Katy Evans
Who are you and what is your role?
My name is Katy Evans and I'm the Deputy Editor on Knitting. I started as Assistant Editor and worked up to Deputy a couple of years ago. I help Emma with the planning of issue themes, commissioning both garments and articles and love going on the photo shoots to see our themes and commissions come alive. I organise the torrent of yarns and books and goodies that pour into the Knitting office and I've been helping organise the launch of the Crafts Institute website.
Tell us something about your job that readers might be surprised at.
I always seem to end up being the stand in for the model, if she is still having her hair and make up done, when the photographer is setting up shots and lighting on the photo shoots. There are quite a few random photos of me standing in yurts, or in hotel rooms, or fifties diners, or leaning against trees, trying to look natural. I fail at this quite a lot. My photo here, where I'm standing in the 'Winter wonderland' scene from our Christmas shoot, is a prime example.
The best thing about working at Knitting is...
Getting lovely yarns in the post, beautiful hardback knitting design books that you know will only increase in value, the moment you receive a brand new issue in the office and can see the tangible results of months of hard work, trying on the garments as they come in and plotting which ones I want to keep!
The worst thing about working at Knitting is...
Photo shoots in the torrential rain or freezing wind (the things we do for you!), biting nails over tight deadlines, really bad knitting pun jokes (the good ones are good, the bad ones are baaaaad).
When I'm not working I...
Am usually found buried in a good book. I also like experimental cooking and occasionally jetting off to exciting and far off lands.