Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

This is our happy group of knitters at the Redwoods in Mill Valley.

We are so lucky to be involved with Sara Oliver and her handbags. She comes every Thursday for 2 hours, inspects the results of our knitting and doles out yarn. We are the happiest group in this place (300 seniors live here). Among the newcomers, our first question always is: Do you knit? as we're always looking for new knitters to join our productive group (click for more pictures of us and of Sara's handbags).

There are about 10 - 20 knitters in our group that includes 2 men. One man had never knitted until last fall when his grand-daughter taught him how to knit. When he found he had 56 knitted pot-holders in a drawer, he joined Sara Oliver and is a great producer.

I've been knitting for Sara Oliver Handbags for over a year now and the experience has changed my attitude. I love getting up in the middle of the night to knit. I am legally blind and with my magnifying lens attached to a nearby piece of furniture I have two hands free to speed along.

Happy Holidays!


Barbara said...

Wow! Those are some fancy handbags! It looks like fun times making them.

Ter-o-fla said...

This looks wonderful! I am so happy for you that you have found joy in being a part of this endeavour. Felt bags are really great; much better than leather, anyway. Has anyone thought of making felt "cat-toys"? I personally know of several cats who would love that; they regularly steal the little, felt bags which were made for their humans. :)
Take care! Shine and Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

They look great! What a creative pastime. GOOD to hear from you.



Anonymous said...

Belated Birthday Greetings! Hope you had a GRAND DAY !