My Gran, bless her, ruined my chance of ever knitting. Forced to wear itchy home knitted turtlenecks, I quickly turned my back on the craf, preferring instead hypercolour, acid wash and sweet puff paint. Ah yes, the memories all come flooding back. Anyway, American based artist Jess Hutchison has made me regret that I can’t, as Gran would say, ‘keep my idle hands busy’. She creates whimsical knitted creatures and robots and has started to venture into screen-printing and illustration. Her website has a blog, a myspace link and lots of photos. Partytime.