Ask Bob Roskamp how often he crochets and he’ll tell you that he’s got a hook in hand every time he sits down. The 82-year-old guy is a constant crocheter who donates blankets to charity.
All throughout the year I’ve collected true stories of awesome old women who crochet. This 50-page booklet shares 34 of those stories to celebrate the coolest old ladies of 2011.
I’m totally loving crocheter Anna Manna Durham who recently turned one hundred and celebrated by taking her first helicopter ride. Super cool.
Anna Murphy is a retired woman who loves to crochet. She says that she could probably crochet one blanket per day despite her hands slowing down a bit as she’s aged. However, she holds herself back and does a more reasonable six blankets per month, which she donates to nursing home residents and cancer patients.
You know me – I’m a sucker for these stories about older people who are still active and who love their crochet. The Penarth Times just had such a story – about a 101-year-old woman named Clarice Hepworth who continues to enjoy both crochet and knitting.
The Lacombe Globe reports that Grace vandeer Veen is still crocheting after recently celebrating her 103rd birthday!
Yep, I’ve got yet another story about an older crocheter who spends an obscene amount of time on crochet work. Good for her! :)