One of the special surprises about this year’s Rhinebeck was meeting up with Justine Turner, who Ravelers may know better as Just Jussi. For those who like to “hear” the correct pronunciation when they read, Jussi rhymes with fussy.
It was a treat to meet Justine at Rhinebeck because she lives in New Zealand. A group of us ended up having a lovely, but perhaps strange to overhear conversation what with Justine (Kiwi accent), Simone (Swiss accent), Andi (British accent) and me (Canadian accent).
Even if the Just Jussi name doesn’t ring a bell, you’ve likely seen Justine’s work. Her fantastic free Aviatrix hat (multi-sized and written for different yarn weights) has thousands of projects on Ravelry. And why wouldn’t you want to make one after seeing this cute example?
And for those who already love this pattern, you’ll be interested to hear that Justine’s hard at work on a book of cute adaptations of this pattern (think insects, animals & birds).
Right at the moment Justine’s been very busy with a photography course. She’s shifted her knitting design focus to quarterly collections. Her next design collection is coming soon. Justine tells me:
It is called “Little land girls” and is based on a set of tops with a British wartime aesthetic, along with some “mend and make do” style accessories. I am planning the photo shoot for mid December (summer here in NZ) and have been gathering clothing and other items to make the styling as cute as possible!
I’m looking forward to seeing the new collection. Justine’s designer page lists all kinds of ways that you can stay in touch with her on social media, as well as a newsletter you can sign up for to make sure you hear about her new projects.