Hi, my name’s Jo and I am the evil mastermind behind the Shinybees blog. In August 2012, I also became the voice of the Shinybees podcast, a knitting and crafting show, broadcast from the wild hinterland of Limpopo in South Africa. Being originally from the wild hinterland of North-West England, this suits me quite well.
I’m a 20-something (ok, thirty now) gin swilling, needle toting, cake eating, Blue Nun drinking, Sheltie owning, crafting mama with far more ambition than time and criminally short attention span. Luckily, I have a very lively sense of humour which enables me to deal with all these vices, as well as everyday life in rural South Africa. Mostly a knitter by crafty trade, I also sew a lot, often with hilarious consequences. I’m not sure my Yoda-like Granny had this sort of stuff in mind when she taught me to knit almost a quarter of a century ago, but I reckon she would think light sabre knitting needles are amazing.