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.
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.