Mill Valley, California
An heirloom skill brings joy to a senior citizen knitting circle.Sarah Oliver's handbag designs are born from the time-honored tradition of the knitting circle. With no intention of starting a business, Sarah once hand knit every stitch of the bags she created as gifts for friends and family. Today, the one-of-a-kind bags are still handmade by Sarah with the help of a band of ageless knitters — the residents of The Redwoods Senior Retirement Community — known as "The Purlettes." This incredible group of women (plus one man), whose average age is 88, have found new friendships and meaning for their talents.