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by Mike Tucker, From the AARP Bulletin Print Edition, November 1, 2010
We've all heard of grandmothers knitting sweaters for family. But three Swiss women, ages 78 to 90, took on the mother of all knitting projects and came out with a unique product — a sweater for the Smart car.
The finished project, called "Knit 'n' Roll," resembles a giant roller skate. It was initiated by the Senior Design Factory, a Zurich-based organization that pairs young designers and older craft workers. The women had help — a machine partly knitted the cover while they focused on details like shoelaces.
Mike Tucker is a writer in Virginia.
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