Meet the Staff

LoriLearning to knit back in the early 90s was my first feminist act. It helped me focus and think clearly so my group of women coworkers (at a local Boston bookstore) and I could establish a women’s studies shelf. I’ve been knitting and teaching women’s studies ever since. I can’t leave the house without some...
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MaryI remember knitting my first scarf when I was 12 or 13, so that means I’ve been knitting for over 40 years! It was a green acrylic yarn (in the old, scratchy sense) with gold sparkles, and I thought it was quite elegant! In high school I joined 4-H Sheep Club and raised a small...
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MichelleWhen I was 10 I took a walk to the local five-and-dime to buy myself a pair of pink plastic knitting needles, bright yellow yarn, and a how-to-knit booklet. I discovered a love for knitting that just doesn’t quit. I am always in the middle of at least one project for a grandchild, a pair...
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AmandaSailor-mouthed art school grad with an engineer’s brain.   I’ve been drawing, designing, making since I can remember. Obsessed with figuring things out, making them go, mastering their complexities.   I’ve worked with metal, fabric, plastic, paper, yarn, raw fiber, you name it. Learned to knit as a kid, but didn’t really connect with it...
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EmilyMy mom taught me to knit when I was 7 and I’ve never stopped. I really don’t know how to sit still without my knitting; I knit through movies, on long car rides, and pretty much anytime I can. Since starting work at Yarn Garden 4 years ago, I’ve loved being surrounded by constant inspiration...
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ArwenMy mother taught me to knit almost 20 years ago. I love knitting sweaters from the top down and socks from the toe up. I’m currently obsessed with tradional gansey and aran patterns, but always have some lace going on the side. The knitting books I return to again and again are Barbara Walker’s stitch...
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