Friday, April 24, 2009

Yarn Nooker Spotlight #2

Welcome to our Yarn Nooker Spotlight created to help us to get to know each other better. This week we spotlight someone who has become crazy addicted to knitting in the past couple of months and has fast become a regular at the shop! Without further ado we introduce to you....

Suzette Bienvenu

Suzette is a busy lady! She works as the office manager for an architectural firm in the Oil Center, is happily married, and is the mother of 3 (almost) grown children. She has a 23 year old son who lives in Houston, a 21 year old daughter who is a nursing student at UL, and an 18 year old son who is a student at Lafayette High School and also takes classes at UL.

Suzette taught herself to knit, but became stuck in the rut of knitting mostly squares and rectangles...mostly baby blankets and scarves...and things that only involved knitting and purling. One day, she saw the Beginning Knitting Class listed in the UL Potpourri brochure and decided to sign-up. Suzette took the Potpourri classes at Yarn Nook beginning in early January and enjoyed the series of classes so much that she has gone on to take several more individual and group classes in the past few months. She has made two purses, a headband, a pillow, a wrap, and has learned to felt ~ all since mid-January!! Suzette's most recent accomplishment is knitting a beautiful top-down baby sweater!!

As I said earlier, Suzette has become crazy addicted and calls knitting her new passion. She says, "Everyone needs to find their passion, and this is it for me! I can't wait to get home from work, cook, and then knit. I've never enjoyed something this much! It's amazing!" She also says that because of all the great stuff Kim has taught her, she sees herself knitting items she would have never dreamed of tackling before and she has learned many useful tips and tricks as well.

Suzette has also begun to share the knitting love ~ her enthusiasm has encouraged a good friend of hers to want to learn to knit as well, and Suzette says her friend will be joining her in the shop soon! Yippee, another Yarn Nooker in the making!

Two new things Suzette is proud to have added to her knitting bag of tricks are how to knit continental and how to "read" her work. The thing that she would love to learn to do is knit two socks at a time on two circulars. If her past successes are any indication, I suspect that she will be sporting a beautiful pair of hand-knit socks very soon!!

Past Yarn Nooker Spotlight: Jill Lyons

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