Beth Thorowgood

Centerville Knit & Crochet is owned and operated by Beth Thorowgood (bethtgood on Ravelry). Beth is a Navy veteran who has been crocheting since 1990 and knitting since 2011. Beth moved to Ohio with her husband in 2012 and dreamed of leaving her government career to open a yarn shop ever since. She has two wonderful stepdaughters, two adorable sons, and two neurotic cats. Her husband, Sean, is an Air Force engineer who shares her love of sci-fi and vodka tonics. When Beth isn’t knitting, crocheting, or working in her yarn shop, she’s reading detective novels and training for half-marathons.


Susan Stayer

Susan Stayer (Zsa-Zsa on Ravelry) was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. As a kid, she and learned to crochet from her grandmother. After making lots and lots of granny squares, Susan put down the hooks until 2003 when she met someone knitting cat blankets for donation to animal rescue groups. She joined in and knit cat blankets, but soon she was interested in knitting more complicated and challenging projects. She still keeps a cat blanket on the needles for a nice, easy knit.

When she's not knitting, crocheting, or spinning, Susan can be found baking, usually sourdough bread and fruit pies. She's also passionate about photography and loves using vintage cameras and film.


Michelle Misra

Michelle Misra was born and raised in Centerville, Ohio and has been knitting for a little more than a decade! She got her start by joining her school’s knit and crochet club with some friends, and has been hooked ever since. She took a break for a few years to focus on school and work, but has come back to the knit and crochet community after rekindling her once forgotten love.

She has a passion for travel, animal welfare, the French language, and caffeine! If she’s not knitting, she’s likely to be playing with her foster animals, studying for school, or working at the local animal rescue, all with a cup of coffee in hand.