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Community Member Spotlight! Sarah Yardney - String Theory Yarn Co

Community Member Spotlight! Sarah Yardney

Hi there, we're doing something new! Now you can get to know members of the String Theory Community through our monthly customer spotlight - It's one small way we can weave a stronger community of makers during challenging times. We ask the same five questions (plus a rapid-fire style THIS or THAT) each month to a different String Theory customer.

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Sarah Yardney

Ravelry: yardknit

What do you like to be called and what are your preferred pronouns?

Sarah, and my pronouns are she/her

Take a Sunrise by Fifty Four Ten Studio in Malabrigo Rios 

Favorite fiber craft? 

My current favorite is knitting, although I used to do a lot of cross-stitch (if that counts as a fiber craft?) and still enjoy it.

Small Things Sweater by Carina Spencer in Malabrigo Rios 

How did you come to start knitting/crocheting/crafting

I started knitting about two and a half years ago when my daughter was learning at school. I had always been too intimidated to ask a friend to teach me, but knitting alongside a seven-year-old was just my speed. When she would ask for help with something—“Can you cast on for me?” “Can you fix this mistake?”—I would run and watch a YouTube video and then do whatever it was. It gave me a lot of confidence that I could learn to do whatever a project called for.

Little Moons Lace Wrap by Purl Soho

 What is your favorite event or memory from String Theory

My daughter and I both participated in World Wide Knit in Public Day in 2019 (pre-pandemic), which was a blast. I’m hoping to bring both my kids next year.

What is one non-knitting/crocheting skill you'd like to learn one day

I’d love to learn how to sew.

Tidal Sands by Anne Hanson


Rapid Fire THIS or THAT!

Knit or crochet? Knit

Starting a project or finishing a project? Finishing a project

DPNs or magic loop? DPNs (although not without ambivalence)

Fix the mistake or live with the mistake? Depends on the mistake 

Fingering weight or super bulky? Super bulky

Lace or cables? Lace

Socks or sweaters? Sweaters

Netflix or audiobooks (while crafting)? Audiobooks/podcasts


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