Laura learned how to knit from her industrious grandmother who made a living as a seamstress. Her first projects were miniature sweaters for her teddy bears. She credits her grandmother for passing on her entrepreneurial spirit as well. When Laura went to college, she graduated from making sweaters for her teddy bears to knitting and selling sweaters to her classmates for extra spending money. She has been knitting ever since and only slowed down to have her family. Her proudest knitting accomplishment to date is still a blanket she made for her (now adult) daughter in the pattern of a King of Hearts playing card.
“If I am not knitting for the Third Piece, you can find me knitting for others - I am knitting constantly!”
These days, with her family grown and gone, Laura knits constantly for the Third Piece and for others. She tackles her projects in front of the television and on her brutal Boston commute. Over her four-year career with the Third Piece, Laura has knit hundreds of Newbury Scarves on her daily route between Newton and Charlestown, MA. Laura loves the “all-inclusive” aspect of the Third Piece and often goes in to the store to drop off her finished pieces—and stays to offer her assistance at the knit bar!
“My favorite things about the Third Piece are the quality of the yarn, the adorable store, and the knit bar.”