A group of knitting ladies in Mankato, Minnesota are turning their simple hobby into something much bigger. The Twisted Stitchers donate the hats, slippers and pillows they make to a local shelter for women and children escaping domestic abuse.
"It kind of makes it more homey when they get there and its stuff we allow them to take," said Sam Wabchall. "It's stuff they can start their new lives with."
The Twisted Stitchers have nearly a dozen members, who range in age from 70 to almost 100.
"There's a lot of satisfaction," said Janet Kiehm. "We're all retired. We have a lot of time. It's good to feel useful again."
In the year and half they've been doing this, they've donated hundreds of items to that shelter.