Interview with Carlos

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

Tell us a little about yourself?

Hi sweetie, thanks for this interview, so cool – makes me feel like I’m a celeb! My name is Carlos, Carlos Santos, and I’m Brazilian, but now live here in the wonderful UK. From the moment I arrived in London, I knew it was the place for me. I am a hair stylist, I work with lots of A-listers, VIPs and Stars. I have a great life here. Nothing beats the feel of a tight new pair of designer trousers and perfectly tailored jacket as I glide along the red-carpet, rubbing shoulders with the hot young Stars and waving at the paparazzi — I just love it!

What Star Sign are you?

I’m a Taurus – the Bull, but I have to say don’t think that’s me at all, although the ladies might disagree (laughing).

What is your favourite food?

I’m easy to please, but I do have to watch what I eat and workout to keep  this super-hot beach body (laughter) – no love-handles here!

Have you always been interested in Knitting?

I learnt to knit as a boy when I spent time with my grandmother, she also taught me to cook. I met Luna at a retreat and she invited me to join the group. That’s when I got into it again – well sort of, I think I talk more than knitting.

What project are you working on right now?

I have a sweater I started a few years ago – and I’m still working on it. It is slow progress, but the ladies help me out.

Why ‘naked’ knitting?

When Luna invited me to join the group I didn’t think about it being ‘naked’, and I’ve never had an issue getting undressed with the others, and they don’t have any problem with me – after all they are not my type – know what I mean? (wink wink)

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

Party baby! Actually, I don’t go out too much these days. I suppose I enjoy cooking for friends, or watching a good movie, with a glass of prosecco.

What are your plans for Christmas?

Champagne, a good movie and someone special — perfect, along with a load of presents.

Do have a knitting project in mind for next year?

(Laughing) Continuing on the one I’ve been working on for the last few years!

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

Sweetie, there is no one who could play me – I would have to play myself! (thoughtful pause) Well, if I had to choose someone, I might consider Richard Madden or Jamie Dornan, as long as I get to be on set and get up close and personal with them, so they can get to know me better (laughter).

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Interview with Luna

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

Tell us a little about yourself?
Well, my name is Luna Pearce — Luna like the moon; although my brith name is actually Elizabeth — Elizabeth Margaret. I live in the Notting Hill area of London, with my two troublesome cats, Trouble and Soot – my babies.  I work part-time in the local library – I love books, they are so magical. Oh yes, I love helping people too. I offer a few services to help people with their love lives and I use natural herbs to create healing remedies.

What Star Sign are you?
I’m a Capricorn — I think it sums me up, I hope — wise, patient and practical.

What is your favourite food?
Oh, I have such a sweet-tooth. My favourite treat is a slice of carrot cake at the Evergreen Café. But really, I am quite easy to please when it comes to cake!

Have you always been interested in Knitting?
For a long time — I learnt to knit as a child. My mother, god rest her soul, taught me.  We would sit together by the fire, back in the days when you had real coal fires, and she would tell me stories as we would knit squares to make blankets for charity. My father was away a lot on business and it was often just us.  Up until the accident… my parents were killed in a car accident. Anyway, I am just pleased I have those precious memories, and when I sit and knit, I feel she is with me.

What project are you working on right now?
I often have several projects on the go at once, but I love knitting socks.  There is something about creating a cozy pair of socks, and the endless colour combinations – and they make great presents too.

Why ‘naked’ knitting?
Well, it started back when I explored being a naturist, but if I’m honest I didn’t like walking around outside and with men – oh my, God had a sense of humour… So I started knitting at home on my own in the nude and it felt comfortable. Then I felt that I should open up my home to invite others to join me, and so the naked knitting club was formed. That was five years ago and we are going strong today.

What do you do in your spare time, apart from knitting?
I love to make my healing herbal remedies, and I enjoy reading a good book. At the moment, I am reading lots of murder mysteries — you can’t beat a good whodunnit.

What are your plans for Christmas?
Well, as I’m on my own — my typical Christmas is a time for reflection, and to share with those less fortunate. Christmas Eve I go to the local homeless shelter and we have a small Christmas carol service and provide a good hearty meal, a good hot shower and a clean bed.  It breaks my heart to see so many wonderful souls hurting and living on the streets. Nowadays there are so many young ones living rough, it makes me so sad. I really feel strongly that we all need to reach out and help each other. On Christmas day, I’m back at the shelter and we do a breakfast and then prepare for a full traditional Christmas dinner. It breaks my heart that we can only help a few. Many of the pairs of socks I knit are given out as presents.

Do have a knitting project in mind for next year?
Too many, when I visit my friend’s yarn and craft store, Mr Yamamoto, I always end up falling in love with some new range of wool and find myself starting yet another new wonderful project. I think the excitement of starting something new is hard to resist. I have an ever-growing stash – other knitters and crafters will understand.

If the book was to be made into a movie, who would you choose to cast to play you?
Oh, dearie that would be so adorable. I admire the actress Miriam Margolyes, she is quite a character and a very talented and clever lady – yes, I would love to meet her too and have a chat over a coffee and a slice of cake. I have a feeling we would hit it off. That would be such a hoot! I think she was excellent as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter movies, but don’t tell anyone – I’m a bit of a Harry Potter fan!

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