Susan Allaway Susan has always enjoyed lots of crafts, but knitting was one of the first. She learned to knit in Brownies and remembers struggling over every stitch of that first garter stitch square! She has moved around some, but was happy to move back to her native Maryland when her two children, Robert and Kate, were young. They are now both in college, which leaves lots more time for knitting and more room to store yarn! Susan loves knitting fancy socks, fun mittens and baby things and started spinning several years ago. She admits she is in awe of the whole process of yarn production but her favorite part is still the actual knitting!

Terry Cammack Terry decided to come to WoolWinders Yarn Shop two years ago so she could meet friends with a similar interest in knitting and crocheting. She quickly joined the Saturday morning Safari group and has loved every moment and all the great friendships. During the week, Terry is an accountant for a senior living community. There, she helped start a knitting group where residents knit for charity. Terry also enjoys scrapbooking, reading and spending time with her husband who understands her love of yarn. Her daughter Kelly has given her two beautiful granddaughters and her son, Ryan, has happily filled her empty-nest and brought home his rescue dog “Munch” the chiweenie.

Kathy Clemente Kathy learned to crochet at age 5 at the knee of her grandmother and great, great aunt. After crocheting on and off over the years, she took her first knitting lesson in 2000 and was instantly hooked! Kathy has been a WoolWinders Yarn Shop customer since her addiction began and has been a regular on Thursday nights for years. Always eager to help others choose their yarn for projects, when she is not spending time with her husband or knitting works for Catholic Charities in Baltimore in her spare time, Kathy runs a residential program for people with intellectual disabilities.


Indrani Gnanasiri Indrani is an artist who works in acrylic paint, charcoal and graphite drawing, chalk pastels and photography. She also loves to knit and crochet! Most recently Indrani has focused on crochet work.

Flo Meit Flo comes to WoolWinders Yarn Shop with a background in Textile Arts, which she studied in Belgium where she is originally from (French is her native tongue). Flo was taught knitting by her great aunt at age eight. As a teenager she worked at a yarn shop in her hometown where she made samples that people could purchase. After attending college Flo came to the United States as an au pair. She met her husband David in New York City then moved to the Washington area more than a decade ago. Flo and David now live in Boyds with their two children. She enjoys knitting for them and gets to try many different yarns for smaller size garments. Flo loves good quality yarn and would not hesitate to use it for children even if it means hand washing! Recently Flo taught her six-year-old daughter to knit, an activity they enjoy doing together.

Karen Morin Karen has been knitting for 18 years. In the beginning, she was self taught and immediately became addicted…subsequently taking every class she could! She has worked as a test knitter with Norah Gaughan for ten years and in 2000 received a Teaching Certificate in Knitting from CYCA. Karen lives on her family farm in Poolesville with her husband, Joe, and their two teenagers, Jake and Madison. She spends her days working in her studio on her jewelry line and knitting on the back porch with her mini-poodles, Owen and Wilson.

Suzy Roy Suzy started knitting several years ago by watching online videos and learning by her usual method of trial and error. Because of the conflicting nature of both simplicity and complexity in knitting, what started out as something to just dabble in has captured her attention and become an obsession and beloved hobby. A native of New Hampshire, Suzy recently moved to Rockville with her husband, two adopted rescue dogs and house bunny. It can be assumed that between the “furbabies” and her extensive yarn stash, their home will be well insulated and warm during the winter months for many years to come. When not knitting, you can usually find Suzy hiking nearby trails or cheering on her New England sports teams.

Kim Schneibolk Kim started knitting as a hobby after retiring from the Telecommunications industry in 1999. She quickly became obsessed, took every class possible, and is currently working toward becoming a Master Knitter. She especially enjoys teaching others, knitting lace, and finding patterns with interesting construction. Kim lives in Gaithersburg with her husband.  When she's not knitting or teaching at WoolWinders, Kim enjoys leading knitting groups on CraftCruises, hiking, tennis, and watching Washington CAPs hockey.

Liz Symborski Liz learned to crochet way back in Junior High School and over the years she has tried many different crafts. She learned to knit in 2002 and has been a regular in the Tuesday morning Safari ever since. She finally joined the staff in March 2010. The knitting she likes best is lace knitting and she enjoys the challenge of fixing mistakes, especially finding that elusive missing yarn-over. When not knitting she also enjoys making Japanese dolls and beading. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two young-adult children who also share her love of crafting, although not her love of knitting. . . yet.