was taught to knit at age 9 by my babcia, and my first project was a rather misshapen hot pink acrylic scarf. Fast forward to adulthood, where my second project was also a pink (and orange!acrylic scarf.

Fortunately, the book Teach Yourself Visually-Knitting, a visit to a New Jersey LYS, and an account on ravelry opened up the endlessly satisfying world of fiber, patterntechnique and community. 

I’m grateful that St. Pete has a local yarn store to call its own, and that I have the opportunity to work and teach here. Every time I am in the shop I learn something new from somebody. We have inspiring customers from all walks of life, coming together over our shared love of knitting and crochet.

In addition to knitting I enjoy dancing, sourdough baking, slow food, and Real Florida.

I prefer to lay low online but you can find me on ravelry as KnitWen.


Stash Team KAL

This cowl “called” out to me, as it were...I’ve long been a fan of Isabel Kraemer’s aesthetic, and decided to start here, with an accessory. Copenhagen Calling has it all...easy, meditative ribbing to get into the groove, a slipped stitch colorwork section to kick it up a notch and keep the interest going, and, finally, when we’re all warmed up, a lace section to finish. The original is knit as a double loop in DK, but the choice is yours: you can be faithful (like me), you can speed things up with a single loop, you can use fingering for a lighter piece. We have lots of yarn choices in both shops: Fiber Seed Sock and DK, Mmmmalabrigo Rios, Summer Silk, Sugar Bush Bliss, Kenzie, Woolstock, etc. What’s your aesthetic?

Join me for a little Danish “hygge” and let’s create a sense of coziness, comfort, and conviviality and knit Copenhagen Calling together!

Casting on: purchase the pattern on ravelry through Stash or on your own, as well as DK to light worsted yarn in 2 different colors, approx. 275 yds of color 1, and and 360 yds of color 2, 32” needles in US size 6 and 7 for the double loop cowl, and stitch markers.

Watch for the Team Wendy Thread in the Stash Crew Ravelry group. Questions about getting started or as we go along? I’m on ravelry as KnitWen, contact me through the Stash Crew FB page, or call or visit Stash St. Pete for my schedule.