Meet Vera

This is Vera. 

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Vera is 83 years old and lives in Duncan, BC.  For those of you, like me, not from around there, that’s on Vancouver Island.  Vera is a friend of my partner’s mother and heard about the streetknit project through her.  Since then she’s been making scarves for us.  Did I mention that Vera is blind?  According to her daughter Jan, she can’t see and she can’t walk but she sure can knit. 

Vera3 She listens to CNIB audio books while knitting.  Notice the talking book machine on the table beside her.

And while Jan tells me that Vera is very happy to be doing something worthwhile, I can’t imagine she’s any happier than I am to have her on board the project.  If we had a poster child, Vera would be it.