QUINCY, Pa. - Even as the knitting needles click with skills refined over a lifetime to produce sweater No. 300, then 301 and 302, the women say their true specialty is chatting.
Conversation at the weekly sessions of Quincy Needlers transitions from who is ill to who needs help to whose grandchildren are visiting, they said.
"Baby pictures are passed around," Patricia Yetter said.
"Some of the folks who have computers bring jokes they have or stories," Mollie Lyon said.
"We're a lively bunch. We may be getting older, but ..." Anne Aclin trailed off as the room again filled with laughter. It had only dissipated moments before as they recounted Aclin's near-collision with a wall while trying to move Lyon's electric wheelchair.
"Made with Love" might as easily be sewn into each sweater as the "Made in the U.S.A." tags that actually are.