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Meet the Officers

 

 

 
 

Martie Warden
Vice President of Programs


 

 

Jennifer Wujcik
Secretary

My mother taught me how to knit in my early 20’s and I started with a sweater and dropped a stitch and then I dropped knitting for about 20+ years. I picked it up again when living in MI when my next door neighbor, who owns a yarn shop, and by attending the Michigan Fiber Festival got me back into it. Now officially obsessed with it – I love to knit with natural fibers. I’ve been a member of the Cactus Needles Knitting Guild since 2009.


 

 
 

Cynthia Peplinski
Treasurer

 I grew up in Plainview, TX being the only child and the only grandchild on both sides of the family. Therefore, each grandparent wanted to spend time with me whenever she could. My paternal grandmother, Woody, was the “knitting queen” for Plainview and as she had rather a difficult time walking and full time help, she just knitted all day. I was fascinated and would sit on the arm of her chair and pull out the yarn as she used it. She taught me the rudiments of knitting then but I was more impressed by the fact that everyone in Plainview that she knew who had a baby would receive five pairs of booties (one in each color) and a layette set! She was a whiz! So the first thing I did when I retired was find a knitting shop with beautiful yarn and someone to help me over the “rough” spots!

After I retired, I went looking for a knitting group. I happened to see a flyer for CNKG in Pat’s store. I was elated to think that there were other out there “like me” that actually drooled at beautiful yarn and would forego Hawaii this year just so she could buy that light blue cashmere blend!