Great British Blogger: Knitting on Trains

16 Jun

This week’s Great British Blogger is Jessica from Knitting on Trains.  Jessica is attempting to live a “Good Life” while living and working in London and studying and if her vegetable garden is anything to go by she is doing a pretty amazing job.  As the blog name suggests Jessica is an enthusiastic crafter which pushes my own desire to pick up a crochet hook or knitting needle.  On top of all this Jessica posts some yummy recipes (especially some homemade lunch recipes which are great for taking to work to save a few bobs) and takes lovely photos.  These are some awesome pictures of the Great British seaside taken on her lomo camera.

Who is your favourite current British designer / artist?

This is probably a bit unoriginal but at the moment by favourite British designer /artist is probably Rob Ryan. If I were much richer I’d be lining my walls with his beautiful intricate paper-cuts, but until that day I make do with visiting Ryantown on Columbia Road and ogling all the pretty things for sale.

What adventures would you have on your perfect British day?

My perfect British day would have to start with a luxurious breakfast of scrambled eggs, seedy toast and proper coffee whilst reading the weekend papers (or, more honestly, the glossy bits) and failing at the crossword. After that I’d probably wander down to Broadway Market in London fields for a poke around and a bit of trendy dog-spotting (a pug sighting can literally make my day). If I was feeling lazy I’d stay in the East and maybe visit the animals at Hackney City Farm, but if I had the energy I’d skip across town to the V&A for a bit of culture and scones in the beautiful café.


Thanks Jessica.  I love Rob Ryan’s work too.  Papercut is an amazing art form which I wish I could do.  I think I will also need to invest in one of those lomo cameras – genius.

Photos courtesy of Jessica.


3 Responses to “Great British Blogger: Knitting on Trains”

  1. Nic's Notebook 16 June 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    I like Rob Ryan too, just introduced to him by a friend who has a lovely vase of his! Lol… yay for the glossy bits in the papers – my fav bits too 🙂 x

  2. siobhan 16 June 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    Yay, I love Jess she’s so lovely!! xx

  3. Zoe 21 June 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    What a lovely blog 🙂

    Zoe xx
    Life of a Vegetarian Girl

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