She learned how to knit when she was seven years old, but it was not until she was newly married that she knitted her first sweater. That was in 1947. Through the years, this longtime Knitting Guild member has knitted other things as well, but sweaters remain her first love. She has made dozens.
Originally from Kansas, she has lived in such farflung places as New Orleans, Cambridge, Mass., Iowa and Pasadena. Now she calls Santa Cruz home. Besides knitting, she is very fond of playing bridge. At each guild meeting, it’s not only a treat to see what she is working on, but also which sweatershe is wearing. If there is one thing they have in common, it is the beautiful yarns she chooses. “I just love color,” she says-with one exception: “If you look in my closet, you won’t find much black.”
Can you guess who this mystery knitter is? Find out at this month’s meetings and enjoy seeing some of her masterpieces and hearing her talk about them.
Two final hints: she has silver hair and two great-great-grandchildren.