Meet Eiain, from the United Kingdom!
Eiain (pronounced Yay-ann) lives by the sea in a village in North West England with his partner Mark and their two Staffies, Lilu-Dallas and Harper-Lee.
What are your favorites right now?
Yarn Store: My favorite has to be Stephen And Penelope in Amsterdam. Living in the UK, it’s a little far to go to every week, but I would if I could.
Yarn: I guess my favorite yarn would be toss up between Hedgehog Fibres and Malabrigo. I have used both to make socks, and they are truly beautiful to work with.
Why do you knit? One of the reasons I knit is because I can. I learned when I was a kid, and picked it up again about 4 years ago – much to the surprise of my partner, who had no idea I knew how to knit. Being male also inspires me, as knitting has been thought of as a female hobby for so many years.
Most challenging project (and why)? I would say one of the most challenging projects I’ve done was Westknits’ Old Forge. I saw it on Instagram and thought it would be great to knit. It’s huge (I love massive projects), and has a lot techniques I haven’t done, like knitting in the round, which now I love to do as much as I can. Although many feel that cable work is hard, I find it really easy and relaxing.
What’s your new favorite thing? My new favorite thing is my Nespresso coffee machine. I have tonnes of tech items at home, but this really is a boom in my life. I can have espresso all the time whilst knitting, without all the messing about.
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