5 minutes with Sheena McDonald who runs Knitting for All Musselburgh

Sheena McDonald.

Sheena McDonald.

Where did you grow up?


On a scale of 1 - 10 how happy are you with your lot?


What would it take to get this to 10?

Stop world poverty and greed.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

An optician.

If you could give one piece of advice to your 18-year-old self, what would it be?

Keep going, it gets better!

When was the last time you cried and when?

Reading the book “House Rules’ by Jodi Piccoult. It tells the story of a young man with Aspergers syndrome accused of murder.

What’s your greatest achievement?

Being a mum.

What three things would you still like to do before you die?

Learn to juggle, visit Barcelona, run a marathon.

What’s your favourite food?

Fish and chips.

Where was the last place you went on holiday?

Robin Hood’s Bay.

What was the last book you read?

‘The Last Runaway’ by Tracy Chevalier.

What’s the biggest fib you’ve ever told?

I don’t tell fibs!

If you ruled the world what single act would you carry out?

I would teach everybody to knit – the benefits are endless.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Stop being so grumpy – maybe I’ll grow out it it.

Name three guests, dead or alive, that you’d have at your fantasy dinner party.

Brian Cox, Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

Oh…(covers face with hands and mumbles).

Do you have any regrets?

Small ones.

What makes you see red?

Deliberate unkindness.

In no more that five words, write your own epitaph.

She did her best.




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