Interviewed by Jane Garvey on Woman’s Hour Streep says she spends a lot of her time on set knitting and discusses the opportunities for contemplation and thought while doing handwork.


A young woman came to the stall and tried on a hat so that her boyfriend could decide whether to buy it for his mother. It looked so good on her though she persuaded him to buy another one for his mum and got it for herself.
It does seem sometimes that the hat is found by just the right person. A hat that’s way too big or floppy on one person looks perfect on another. I didn’t get a picture of that woman but here’s someone wearing a beret that looks like it was made for her.dsc000081

When it comes to keeping a baby warm, balaclava’s have just about everything going for them… They stay on for a start and keep the neck warm as well.. But unlike elsewhere in Europe they aren’t very popular in the UK – what is available is the black or navy variety some might remember from schooldays.
When I got talking to Jacqueline at the market she asked me to make one for her nephew. Here’s Joshua showing off the finished product – a brighter twist on a great idea.dsc00133