Happy International Women's Day from the STIK team!

It's our favorite holiday at Sh*t That I Knit - International Women's Day! We'd be remiss not to acknowledge that it's been a tumultuous 365 days, and women around the world were thrown into challenging positions. From juggling work, parenting, and remote learning from home, to bringing babies into this world during an extremely isolating time to be a new mother - women have shown strength, resilience, and perseverance.

While we celebrate women every day at STIK - from our team of 170 knitters in Peru, to our local gals in our Boston HQ, to all of our beautiful customers - it's fun to dedicate one day to really embrace and appreciate all the women in our lives. So 'hats off' to the women in this community - thank you for continuously inspiring us. 

It's been a while since we spotlighted the women behind STIK Boston, so enjoy these 'Beneath the Beanie' conversations with our very own! 

Christina Pardy, Founder + CEO
  1. How many hats do you wear everyday? I wear 7 hats!! Most importantly, I wear my mom-hat. My baby girl, Campbell, is my #1 priority. After that (in no particular order), I'm a business owner, wife, daughter, sister, friend, and a person who loves her alone (read: knitting) time! 
  2. Where do you hang your hat every night? Right now, home is at my family's house in New Hampshire! We are loving living in the mountains but are excited to return to Boston this spring. 
  3. Who do you say "hats off" to the most? My mom!!!! Or as her grandkids would call her, Chickie! I don't know how I would have survived year one of momhood without her help, friendship and guidance! 
  4. What is your favorite "tip" of the hat? No Asky, No Getty.
  5. What's something that you've been keeping under your hat?  I don't talk about exciting projects until they're certain... I'm really superstitious. There are a lot of BIG things (product launches, partnerships etc.) coming up, but I'll be knocking on wood until they happen!! 
  6. What are you most likely to say yes to at the drop of a hat? Wine, popcorn, and binge-watching a tv show 
  7. Who or what is in you hat trick? My family, Melissa Wood Health workouts, Pesto Pasta
Claudia Noonan, Customer Experience
  1. How many hats do you wear everyday? CX at STIK & My personal life :)
  2. Where do you hang your hat every night? Home right now is Boston, MA but my roots will always be Hanover, NH
  3. Who do you say "hats off" to the most? This one is to my parents with their support on the daily.
  4. What is your favorite "tip" of the hat? "The world is your oyster"
  5. What's something that you've been keeping under your hat? I'm pretty excited about all of the future STIK endeavors...I can't pick one!
  6. What are you most likely to say yes to at the drop of a hat? "Happy hour anyone?"
  7. Who or what is in you hat trick? My family, the ocean, and Bernese Mountains dogs
Tory Bois, Marketing 
  1. How many hats do you wear everyday? Work – marketing @ STIK; Life: toddler mom, pregnant mom, wife, fitness lover, organizer
  2. Where do you hang your hat every night? Currently living in Maine, but moving back to Massachusetts soon!
  3. Who do you say "hats off" to the most? My mom for showing me what unconditional love means
  4. What is your favorite "tip" of the hat? “You gotta let your soul shine”
  5. What's something that you've been keeping under your hat? Let’s have a baby!!! Does having a newborn count as a project?
  6. What are you most likely to say yes to at the drop of a hat?' “Sunset happy hour at the beach?”
  7. Who or what is in you hat trick? My family (Andy and my soon to be 2 girls); Kennebunk, Maine; and my Mimi’s potato salad.
Tessa Howard, Partnerships
  1. How many hats do you wear everyday? Partnerships @ STIK Life: Dog mom, VERY SOON TO BE WIFE, pilates junkie, basic ~chef~
  2. Where do you hang your hat every night? South End Bos!
  3. Who do you say "hats off" to the most? My fiance for his unwavering "glass half full" attitude 
  4. What is your favorite "tip" of the hat? You can't control the uncontrollable... so let.it.go.
  5. What's something that you've been keeping under your hat? Custom beanie collaborations for FW21!
  6. What are you most likely to say yes to at the drop of a hat? Going on a walk
  7. Who or what is in you hat trick? My little fam of three, morning coffee, and my Kindle
Meg Teggart, Communications 
  1. How many hats do you wear everyday? Work: Comms @ STIK // Life: New mom, wife, reader, runner
  2. Where do you hang your hat every night? Burbs of Boston
  3. Who do you say "hats off" to the most? My parents for raising me to work hard and lead with compassion.
  4. What is your favorite "tip" of the hat? "When nothing goes right, go left."
  5. What's something that you've been keeping under your hat? The launch of an adorable collection for our new bebe friends. 
  6. What are you most likely to say yes to at the drop of a hat? "Want to have a beer?" 
  7. Who or what is in you hat trick? My daughter Devon, my husband Dave, and pizza. 
Sarah Jackson, Operations
  1. How many hats do you wear everyday? Work: Product + Logistics at STIK // Life: friend, aunt, daughter, sister
  2. Where do you hang your hat every night? Southie
  3. Who do you say "hats off" to the most? 100% my parents for giving me the world + encouraging me to pursue my dreams
  4. What is your favorite "tip" of the hat? Gratitude and empathy
  5. What's something that you've been keeping under your hat? I’m excited about too many future STIK products and campaigns!!!!
  6. What are you most likely to say yes to at the drop of a hat? Want to get ice cream?"
  7. Who or what is in you hat trick? My besties, the moon, and a good cocktail.
Stephanie Keller, Co-op
  1. How many hats do you wear everyday? I wear a few hats everyday: daughter, sister, friend, and STIK co-op. 
  2. Where do you hang your hat every night? Boston, MA
  3. Who do you say "hats off" to the most? My incredible family for their continuous support and to my friends for never failing to make me smile.
  4. What is your favorite "tip" of the hat? The words I live by are “be kind” and “we can do hard things.”
  5. What's something that you've been keeping under your hat? Sh*t That I Knit has a lot of future launches that I am very excited to be a part of.
  6. What are you most likely to say yes to at the drop of a hat?  Iced coffee, exploring the city, trips to the beach, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, and moscow mules. 
  7. Who or what is in you hat trick? My family, friends, and trashy reality tv (especially British reality tv). 

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