Lara started with us at Stephen & Penelope in March 2020 to work in our e-commerce team. She considered herself a beginner knitter when she joined us, but has quickly learned a lot about yarn characteristics and choosing the perfect yarn for her own projects and for our customers in just a few months. She loves playing with colours and helping knitters find their ideal colour palettes, and is very excited to participate in her first Westknits Mystery Knit Along (MKAL).
Lara was born in the Philippines and lived there as a child. She grew up mainly in California and is now just living in the moment and enjoying her time in the Netherlands. Outside of work, Lara likes reading, exploring new places and cuisines, crafting, and secondhand fashion.
She learned how to sew and cross-stitch from her mother, and her interest in knitting blossomed while browsing through craft stores. She credits friends and colleagues at Stephen & Penelope with helping her develop her knitting skills, and she now enjoys making sweaters. She's currently excited about mixing her swap meet finds with her handknits and trying out new textures.
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