Meet the team
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Get to know the team behind your favourite Knitting magazine
Meet Knitting's Editorial Assistant Katie Wood
Who are you and what is your role?
I'm Katie Wood, Editorial Assistant for Knitting. I put together some of the 'house' pages in the magazine, like Style File, Spotlight On, Chatter Box and Casting On. I also do a lot of the admin-type things that keep the magazine ticking along and stop our office being piled from floor to ceiling with garments from the last fifty issues!
Tell us something about your job that readers might be surprised at.
I am actually Team Knitting's fastest knitter, so when we need a swatch or a small sample knitted up pronto, I am called upon to whip up something in a jiffy with the office needles. Also, you know all of the yarn review swatches that Jeanette knits up for us in each issue? I'm currently in possession of them ALL and I'm sewing them into a blanket!
The best thing about working at Knitting is…
I love being able to write for a living; I always wanted to be a writer, and now I am! And I get to call on my crafting skills too-bliss! I am constantly surrounded by gorgeous patterns and yarns, which provide such fantastic crafting inspiration!
The worst thing about working at Knitting is…
It is great to be so inspired by all the lovely yarns and patterns, but I hardly have time to knit them! My 'to knit' list grows by several items daily, but with working full time, and a commute every day, there never seems to be time to knit all the things I'm dreaming of!
When I'm not working I…
Am wedding planning! I'm getting married in March, so most of my spare time is taken up with trying to bring everything together for that. I'm having a very crafty, DIY wedding, so watch this space!