Lynn W.


A native of Toledo, Ohio, Lynn moved to Vancouver in 1978.   A copy of the Vancouver Sun found at the Toledo public library  helped her to find a job at St. Paul’s Hospital as a social worker when she first arrived.  After a busy career in health care, Lynn is now enjoying life as a retiree!

Casting On:

Lured into a LYS by the colours of the yarn in the window, she signed up for classes at Urban Yarns about 8 years ago.  She says that she still can’t believe that she’s a knitter and a continental one at that!


Retired from her managerial position a few years ago, Lynn can be often be found walking her dog along the beach close to her home.  When not knitting, Lynn is an avid iPad gamer, reader, cook and in her own words “trailer trash” traveler! Last year she and her husband embarked on a cross Canada adventure to Newfoundland. Coming up in  March 2014, they’ll be motoring down to New Orleans and then meandering north along  the Mississippi River.  I’m sure they’ll have some good yarns to tell upon their return!

Knit Knowledge & Know How:

A self-proclaimed slow knitter Lynn attributes her successes to her knitting coach, Mandy Moore.  Mandy helps her with custom fits for her sweaters and gives Lynn advice with her colour choices.  Lynn does take a look at patterns on Ravelry every now and again, but mostly knits from custom made patterns.

Cables & Lace:

Hard pressed to think of one project that she’s enjoyed more than the others, she loves all the sweaters she’s made with Mandy’s coaching. The latest one (worn in her photo) is knit with Noro Mountain mix mohair in a rusty shade for the body of the sweater and the shawl collar is Noro sock yarn, which has the long colour way that Lynn loves.

Steeks, Tinks & Frogs: 

When asked whether she’s given up on any projects, she says “yes, many!”.  One that comes to mind is a green vest started over 2 years ago that she’s lost all interest in completing.

Dye Lots:

No doubt about it, Lynn loves all things wool, especially Noro.

Fibre Fantasy:

“I want to be able to knit as well as Holli Yeoh!”.

Guild Guage:

Lynn knits Monday nights with a group of ladies, many of whom are members of the WCKG.  She’s been a guild member for about 6 years, and is a past Vice President. Like so many members, a favourite part of the meeting is Show & Share & the speakers.

Purls of Wisdom:

“Knitting is  great meditation”.  “It’s okay to cry when working on a project!”.  Isn’t that the truth!!