UNWIND WITH US
Wendy Moynihan, Owner
Wendy came to Savannah in 1976 after living in Minneapolis, Hawaii, and Washington D.C. She was taught to knit as a girl by her Grandma Sarah and has knit every since. After working as a secretary, cocktail waitress, insurance adjuster, caterer, costumer and costume designer, she has returned to her knitting roots at Unwind.
Wendy has worked on most of the movies shot in this area for the last 30 years, but prefers knitting with her Unwind friends. Wendy says that Tom Hanks is a real gentlemen, but won't talk about all the other stars she has dressed in her movie career. She loves to share her Grandma Sarah's knitting wisdom by teaching new knitters and was thrilled to pass her love of knitting along to her daughter Sarah. You may meet her son Patrick at Unwind helping at a Yarn Tasting or stocking the refrigerator with drinks. He doesn't knit but Wendy has given up yet! Her husband Mike has recently retired and thinks that Unwind is just what is needed to keep her out of his hair.
"I always enjoy knitting presents for the people I love. The best part (besides seeing them wear my present) is I think of my loved one as I work on the project. There isn't a more personal gift.
Nel Adams, Sock Knitter Extraordinaire
Nel opened a yarn store in Rochester NY, in 1984 - then learned how to knit! Her shop partner, Lynne, taught her to knit "English knitting" style, also known as the "Throwing" style. Since then, she has become a master knitter, teaching others, exploring new techniques, and knitting many of the shop's samples.
Nel enjoys knitting socks and is an active member of the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. She is generally in the shop Wednesday through Sunday. Come on in and say hello! Look for her sock knitting classes on the shop's calendar.
Tyra Wahl, Web Woolie <3
Tyra came to the Low Country in 2004 as an active duty military spouse. She spent her all five of her husband’s deployments ensconced on the couches of Unwind Yarn & Gifts staying sane through knitting. She learned to knit from her mom, learned to sew from her paternal grandmother, and has nurtured a lifelong love of both crafts; “If it involves a needle (or two), I probably have done it. I’m far from a master knitter, but have a willing heart to learn any technique.”
Tyra can read just about any type of pattern, thanks to her background in sewing and cross stitch. When she’s not knitting, Tyra is an excellent, and busy hairstylist by trade. Incredibly outgoing, Tyra is fun to sit and knit with. She is known to Unwind’s frequent visitors as “Web Woolie (WW<3)” for her work on Unwind’s social media.
Kiki Knight, Beginning Weaving Instructor / Shop Paparazzi
Kiki Knight moved to Savannah, GA from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010. A lifelong knitter, she learned to weave on a rigid heddle loom in Savannah, in 2013. Soon after she became a regular at Unwind Yarn & Gifts, helped redesign the website and can often be spotted in the shop taking photos of yarn, and customers, for Unwind's social media accounts. If you see her, hold up your project and smile big!! In 2016 She launched a series of beginning weaving (on rigid heddle looms) classes at Unwind, and loves sharing her enthusiasm for weaving. Besides yarn, her loves include her husband, two daughters (both weavers, one also knits), 3 rescue cats, 3 rescue chickens, and a lizard named Mookie. Follow her on Ravelry or Instagram @blacksheepcs.