Staff

We love seeing new faces in the shop! Here’s a little bit about us so that you know how much we love to work with yarn and that we love to share what we know!

 

heather
Heather Metzger, Owner

Heather been knitting since 2005. That was the second time that she took a class and it stuck! Maybe because she really wanted to have warm socks in her new home in Pittsburgh?  Nothing is better than hand-knit socks!

Heather taught herself to crochet in college. This is probably why she is a much better knitter than crocheter! Sandy has done wonders to improve her technique, but Heather still gravitates to dc, ch combinations.

Favorite projects: Socks, Fair Isle, Cables

 

 

 

 

Carly

Carly has been knitting since she was 13, which she loves to brag that is now over half her life. A continental combination knitter, she loves to break peoples brains with how she knits. Ask her to show you!

Founder of the Knitting Crochet Craft Club while she was a student at Point Park University, Carly loves to connect with all of the knitters she meets. She is our go to Ravelry girl, teaching us all how to get the most out of our Ravelry accounts.

Her favorite yarns are her very own Ms. Knotty Yarns, which she hand-dyes in her kitchen.

Favorite projects: Cables, Fair Isle, and quick hats for the snowy winters!

 

 

 

Mary

Mary learned to knit at 4 years old, but became passionate about the craft 25 years ago.

Mary is an excellent instructor with a gift for making the complex simple to understand.

Her favorite yarn is Alegria by Manos del Uruguay, aptly named because it does give her happiness.

Favorite project: Socks, Cables, and anything new and different.

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia

Olivia has been knitting for 5 years and she can crochet a chain for a provisional cast on.

She is our most famous employee as she has spent time at the TOP of Ravelry’s “Hot Right Now” with her pattern for “Kitchener: Foot Soldiers,” available for purchase in shop. And she is a highly skilled and much awarded nationally ranked epee fencer! Olivia is also sort of embarrassed that we like to brag about her.

Olivia’s favorite yarn is Smooshy with Cashmere by Dream in Color. Who doesn’t love cashmere? Right?

Her favorite project is the one she is planning next.

 

 

 

Sandy

Sandy is our Crochet instructor. Patient, kind and modest about her abundant skill; she makes finding where to put that next stitch nearly painless.

Sandy has been knitting since she was a little girl.  She is really left handed, but her grandmother taught her the right handed method.

Sandy loves to knit & crochet everything especially cardigans.

Her favorite yarn is the one she is working on right now… oh, and that one over there, too.