Our Amazing Staff

So, Darn Knit Anyway is a year old.   I thought it might be time to formally introduce our amazing staff.  Carly and I could not do it alone and Krishell, Shelly, Amy B, Lynn and Krisha help make “the lodge” what it is.
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The Crew...Carly, Krishell, Aimee, Shelly, Lynn and Krisha

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Over a year ago, I contacted Krishell on Ravelry.  I found out, through Ravelry, that she lived in Stillwater.  I sent her a message telling her I was thinking about opening a yarn shop in town and did she think it was a good idea.  After she stopped hyperventilating, she sent me a message back saying…”um…yeah!”  I met with her shortly after I got the keys to the shop and we hit it off right away.  She has been with us from the start…well, before the start really:)  Krishell is married and has 2 little kids.  Her ravelry user name is blustarr.  She moderates our Ravelry page and is also our resident crochet expert! You’ll find a crochet class or two on the schedule with Krishell’s name on it!
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Shelly lives in Lakeland and has been with us from opening day too! She was driving through town as we were setting up shop and wandered in.  We loved her from the start and offered her a job right away.  Shelly handles our Monday open knit session from 1-3 and almost always works in the shop on Sundays.  Shelly loves socks and baby stuff and teaches classes for us too!  Shelly is married and has raised three kids!  She lives with her super cute husband and some dogs!  I think Shelly has a ravelry user name, but I don’t think she ever uses it:)
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Amy B…what can we say about our Amy B.
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Amy B

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Amy is my husband’s first cousin.  They grew up together, camping and carrying on.  When I was thinking about opening the yarn shop, I called her and told her what I was thinking.  She screamed into the phone….YEEEESSSS!!!!!  Amy runs our Thursday night open knit sessions.  Her ravelry user name is ajballew.   Everyone who meets her loves her!  She is a great knitter and even better listener.  She is a breath of fresh air!  She loves a certain ice cream coffee drink from the Daily Grind, in case you were going to get her a little somethin somethin!
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There are a few other people that we call “friends of the shop” that I must mention.
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Lynn wandered into open knit one night and we wouldn’t let her leave.  She works on occasion, when she wants an evening or weekend day off from the kids!  We love having her!  Lynn has a “real” job that is “real” important and I think the crazy that is DKA is good for her!
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Krisha lives in Stillwater too.  She is a good friend of Krishell.  Sometime, you’ll need to ask them how they met.  They LOVE to tell that story:) Her user name on Ravelry is greatbiglove but, don’t let her lack of projects posted fool you.  She is a speedy, excellent knitter that is our “go to” girl.  She can whip out a project in a matter of days…no matter what!  Many of the beautiful garments in our shop were knitted by our friend Krisha!
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There are many other folks that we adore that come and hang out or help sticker or help finish a bottle of wine.  You know who you are and we are THRILLED that you stick around!
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We couldn’t have gotten through our first year without the help of these great people.
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We have so much gratitude…

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One Response to “Our Amazing Staff”

  1. Jessica says:

    Amy B in her February Lady sweater, makes me want to pick mine up again and finish it off! Thank you all for everything you do. DKA is my little piece of heaven and quiet away from the crazy world.

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