Meet Our Yarnitude Staff

we love yarn and great projects as much as you

Learn about the wonderful people that make up our team at Yarnitudes; each of us loves knitting, yarn and believe you can never have too much yarn or fiber supplies on hand.

Trudy Moss

Trudy Moss

How long have you been knitting or crocheting?
I have been knitting on and off since I was in elementary school, so a Long time.  Crochet, my Aunt taught me one summer about 40 years ago, again I have crocheted on and off since then.

What do you enjoy most knitting or crocheting?
Turning yarn into amazing creations, one stitch at a time.  Working with so many wonderful colors and textures. The endless possibilities, marred only by my imagination.

What is your favorite aspect of owning the yarn shop?
Sharing my love of the craft with so many others.  Helping others to find the joy I do, Seeing the smiles on their faces when they accomplish their goal and all the finished projects. 

What gets you most frustrated when it comes to either knitting or crocheting?
Time, not enough of it to create all the projects I would love to knit or crochet. 

What has been your favorite project so far?
The swing dress I made for Laura, substituting yarn for a one of a kind amazing results.

What was hardest for you to learn in either knitting or crocheting?
I really can’t remember it was so long ago.

What do you enjoy making the most?
I really don’t know, I like making different things on different days.  Making up my own patterns that others want to use.

Do you secretly have a yarn stash?
Yes I do, apart from the big one, called the shop, I also have a small stash in the office, ask Lesley, and quite a bit at home.

What frustrates you about a pattern?
When a pattern hasn’t been tested.  It isn’t easy to write a pattern so that everyone can follow it, so having it tested is a must.  Clear and concise details are extremely important.

Do you knit or crochet every day?
If I don’t I am not a happy camper.  I do my best, there has to be something seriously wrong for me not to knit or crochet every day.

Do you find that you do your craft for relaxation, learning, the beauty of the yarn, tactile stimulation, or fill in the blanks.
>All of the above.

When you aren’t at the shop or knitting what do you enjoy doing?
I love being with animals, they are my other passion.  If I didn’t have anything else to do I would spend my days and nights, surrounded by animals, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching or painting.  I also like to read if I can’t do any of those things.  Seeing my family is also huge love of mine.

Lesley Gaudiosi

Lesley Gaudiosi

How long have you been knitting or crocheting?
I’ve been knitting about 15 years.

What do you enjoy most knitting or crocheting?
I love the creative process. I have a hard time sitting still and I find this keeps me busy and gives me a useful finished object. I love bending designs so it works better for me. adding a detail to changing the fit.

What is your favorite aspect of owning the yarn shop?
I love being able to knit vicariously through the customers, seeing how yarn becomes a finished object is wonderful while being part of the process from start to finish is great.

What has been your favorite project so far?
It isn’t one project but, I am loving the 12 sweaters I am working on in 2015.  I am challenging myself to finish a large number of large projects.  I set a personal goal that they all have to be different styles and different techniques.  I like the challenge of it and I love that I will have 12 finished sweaters at the end of it!

What was hardest for you to learn in either knitting or crocheting?
It sounds silly, but I struggled for years to learn the long tail cast on!  I had already mastered lace and cables, but this small thing eluded me.

What do you enjoy making the most?
I love sweaters.  they are like a wearable hug.

Do you secretly have a yarn stash?
I have a ridiculous stash of sock yarn about 40-50 pairs worth and a manageable stash of sweater yarn about 5 sweaters worth.

What frustrates you about a pattern?
When a pattern is not clearly written or has obvious mistakes.

Do you knit or crochet every day?
Absolutely!  I try to set aside some time at the very least every night, but often find myself picking up the needles several times a day.  There are times when I have a free day I will knit for 4+ hours at a stretch.

Do you find that you do your craft for relaxation, learning, the beauty of the yarn, tactile stimulation, or fill in the blanks. 
I love the process, seeing how yarn becomes stitches, stitches become fabric and then magically a finished object is made.  I love color saturated rich jewel tones and earthy neutrals are my favorite colors to work with.

When you aren’t at the shop or knitting what do you enjoy doing?
I volunteer at the Robert Ferguson Observatory at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. I love sharing my knowledge and passion for astronomy with the public.  I am on their board as their treasurer and love being able to give back, I also get to use my astrophysics degree –  that’s a bonus.  At home I love to garden and care for our yard.  I enjoy canning jams, pickles and soups with seasonal produce to enjoy throughout the year.  My husband and I both love to cook and can often be found destroying the kitchen in order to create the perfect meal.