Interview with Cate

Welcome and thank you for allowing me to asking you a few questions:

Tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Cate Taylor. Cate is short for Catherine. I’m married to Mike, we celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary this year. I’m a few years shy of ’40’ and I work for a small law firm in central London. I’m pretty boring really.

What is your Star Sign?

I’m a Virgo – (starts singing ‘Like a Virgin’). You when I think about it, I’m surprised my mother didn’t call me Mary.

What is your favourite food?

Umm… that’s tough as I love lots of different foods. Italian would be my favourite. Oh, I also love a freshly baked chocolate croissant from Papa Jean’s café — hard to beat with a steamy hot Latte on a cold wintry day!

Have you always been interested in Knitting?

My Nanny Eileen taught me when I was really young. I loved having her all to myself. I used to love a stay over and she would put me to bed with a hot cinnamon milk and slice of apple tart. Erm, I wasn’t very good with knitting, I usually dropped stitches and ended up with lots of holes. I’m better now, as Alice often helps me out.

What project are you working on right now?

Luna got me started knitting squares, and then I hope to knit a lovely summer shawl.

Why ‘naked’ knitting?

Mike, my husband, made a joke about my New Year’s resolution, and it kinda planted a seed. I called Luna and met to make an excuse to get out of it, but somehow, she persuaded me to come along, and I love it now. Getting naked was really hard for me the first few times, but I don’t think about it now.

What do you do in your spare time, apart from Knitting?

I like reading, but it has been a while since I picked up a book. I enjoy cooking, and occasionally baking – but I end up eating what I bake, so that’s not good. You can’t beat a night in with a my mates — ‘pizza and prosecco’ – we love to watch a good movie together.

What are your plans for Christmas?

Christmas is normally spent with my parents, but mostly it ends up just being the two of us, and then New Year’s Eve with friends.

If the book was to be made into a movie, who would you cast to play you?

Are you kidding me? (Shocked look) I’m not sure — they would have to find an Northern Irish speaking redhead with pale skin and blue eyes and big boobs…  I’ve really no clue — is there such an actress?


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