KARLENE Bell is always ready for a yarn, never gets needled or has the wool pulled over her eyes.
The keen knitter was the anonymous donor of bags full of knitted beanies recently donated to our Sox ’n’ Jox Appeal.
Karlene and her mother, who died in July, knitted beanies and scarves all year round for a range of charities and deserving causes and Karlene is carrying on the tradition.
Last week she brought us two bags of cosy knitted scarves for our Appeal.
Karlene, who lived at the Belvedere Caravan Park after arriving in Mandurah eight years ago and now lives at the Riverglades Caravan Park, and her mum were familiar sights around town in their long pink dresses and pink floppy hats.
They had no car and travelled everywhere by bus – even Bunbury to deliver their knitted goodies to the Seaman’s Mission, as they have been doing since 2012.
Transperth driver Bronny said the pair brought joy to everyone on the buses.
They created beanies for the Kmart Wishing Tree and tiny beanies for premature babies at Peel Health Campus.
Even the Transperth drivers and cleaners are not left out.
Karlene said she could knit three or four hats or two scarves a day, but she always needed wool.
Anyone with wool to donate can call her on 9583 8754 or drop it into our office.
n The community has been generous with the Community News Group’s Sox ’n’ Jox Appeal.
Socks and underwear for both men and women are still pouring into the Mandurah Coastal Times office, where there is a donation box in reception.