View Full Version : The Blind Knitter

02-05-2007, 11:03 PM
I take the bus to and from work, and on occasion there is a blind woman who rides also. Well, the other day, as I was just observing the people, I glanced at the blind lady and she pulled out... her knitting! She was making an afghan, and it was beautiful!! Eyelets, ribs, and a lot of stitches I did not recognize. I was just in awe of her. I don't know how she keeps track of what she is doing, but man... she was really zipping through those stitches. Never again will I look at a pattern and think "That looks too hard". :notworthy:

02-05-2007, 11:05 PM

02-05-2007, 11:07 PM
wow, that's really something. You should take that opportunity to go up to her and ask her about her knitting! My guess is that you'll make a new friend and perhaps learn some things in the process.

02-05-2007, 11:22 PM
Wow, that's so cool!! :cheering:

:oops: now I feel bad I can't do a simple pair of socks...

02-05-2007, 11:22 PM
What an amazing lady! :notworthy:
Maybe next time you should go up to her and chat with her about knitting! You and her might become good friends! :teehee:

Jan in CA
02-06-2007, 12:39 AM
:thud: That's amazing to be able to do it by feel!

02-06-2007, 12:43 AM
That is so amazing!

02-06-2007, 12:46 AM


THAT is very encouraging.... so IF we lose our sense of sight, hearing, memory and taste...
WE CAN STILL KNIT PEACEFULLY IN OUR OWN LIL' WORLD~!! :notworthy: :cheering: :roflhard: :roflhard:

02-06-2007, 11:29 PM
oh, wow! what a heartwarming story! thanks for sharing it.
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02-06-2007, 11:58 PM
One of the ladies in my SNB has a friend who is 92--practically blind and crochets by feel. She takes her once a month to the LYS to help her pick out yarn!

i'd rather be knitting
02-07-2007, 02:17 AM
Wow! That's inspiring. I want to meet her.