Saturday, April 2, 2011
ARCHIVE FEATURE: Knitting friendship
Sixty-year-old Sally Matthews, left, and Apple Valley Yarn Company owner Diane Sadler, 64, laugh as they hug while knitting during a knitting group session of about 15 women on Monday at the yarn store in Freeland. Sadler has been knitting since she was seven years old; Matthews has for nearly 39 years. The duo run the Freeland yarn store and created the knitting group as a way for people to come and learn and relax. The group is knitting sweaters for the fourth annual "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive." "It's just really cool," Matthews said. "This knitting group — we're each other's support group. All of these people are our customers, but they are my friends too. We find out common interests and can really talk, get to know each other. It's just neat."