Meet the Team – Antti
What do you do in Laine?
I work as an administrative director which means that I try to keep our business rolling (with Tiia) so Jonna and Sini can concentrate on the creative side of things.
What's your typical work day like?
I communicate with our book keeper, lawyer, print company, suppliers, distributors and stockists. My aim is to make sure that all the official stuff is done correctly and all stockists receive the magazines they order. Good music and coffee are also essential for a successful work day!
What's your favourite thing about working at Laine?
I used to work in the music business for over a decade so publishing a yarn magazine is very refreshing! It's also wonderful to know that we publish a magazine that not only means a lot to us, but also to many many many people all around the world. Jonna and Sini's talent and passion are something I really appreciate. The strength of their vision is amazing. I feel fortunate to be part of the whole thing.
What do you do besides working at Laine? What do you do in your free time?
I play drums for a Finnish artist called Iisa, occasionally arrange music events in Tampere area and watch quality tv-series and football from TV. Tennis and badminton are my favourite sports. But what I really enjoy the most is spending time with my two daughters who amaze me every day with their stories and ideas.
Do you have any knitting experience?
Unfortunately not...but I have crocheted once...but that was 30 years ago!
Do you own any hand-knitted garments?
Yes, some. All knitted by a person called Jonna.
Your favourite Laine pattern so far?
They are all equally wonderful!
Tv series: Twin Peaks: The Return is something else. I never thought that the original tv series and its two seasons would get a sequel but so it did and I absolutely love it!
Movie: Eastern Promises by David Cronenberg is probably my favourite film made in this millennium.
Artist: Swedish artist Robyn is maybe the greatest, the most interesting and original pop singer at the moment.
Where would you travel right now if you could go anywhere?
South Italy, Palermo and Napoli in particular are next on my list. I'm also really hoping to go to Finnish Lapland this winter, I've never actually been there which is a real shame!