Welcome and thank you for allowing me to asking you a few questions:
Tell us a little about yourself?
Hi y’all! What do you want to know? My name is Jo Lafayette. I was born and raised in a Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After my studies in Massachusetts, I decided to try out life here in London. I love the diversity and openness here. I now work in an alternative adult entertainment establishment, which suits me right now.
What Star Sign are you?
I’m an Aries – the ram. That’s me spot on!
What is your favourite food?
I love Cajun food, of course, and there is a restaurant, not too far from where I work, that makes the best Southern Fried Chicken this side of the Mississippi.
Have you always been interested in Knitting?
I only started to knit when I was at college — a girlfriend taught me. I spent a year knitting endless scarves!
What project are you working on right now?
I am working on a loose knit ‘sloppy’ sweater, but I always add my own creative twist (laughter).
Why ‘naked’ knitting?
Why not – being naked makes no difference to me — it’s totally natural and liberating from the constraints that society puts upon us — ‘Dare to Bare!’
What do you do in your spare time, apart from knitting?
I spend time with Charlie, my darling pet. I enjoy reading, yoga and meditation, normally in the mornings. Lately, I’ve found time to play my acoustic guitar again. I don’t have a TV and I’m not into wasting time on social media –I enjoy making the most of my precious time.
What are your plans for Christmas?
I will be working. I have no family here, so I may as well be earning, but I also see it as doing my bit for charity over the holidays — I offer companionship to a few lonely souls and make them happy!
Do have a knitting project in mind for next year?
I have a pattern for a cute little halter top, and I know already how I will ‘Jo-ify’ it.
If the book was to be made into a movie, who would you cast to play you?
That would be awesome – I think it should be Beyoncé (laughing) — but I believe the others in the group keep saying that I’m like Grace Jones, do you think she’d be too old now to play me? (laughter)
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