Hello McKnittey friends!
We're two friends who met through quilting and realized we had similar goals in life. We each wanted meaningful work - work that would make an impact. This need to "make a difference" has inspired us to open a store with yarn that is mindfully produced. We strive to provide you with the most natural, sustainable fingering and lace weight yarns. We are not a big box craft store and our yarn is not big box either.
Many of the yarns we carry are made from alternative fibers. We invite you to explore yak, llama, possum and pearl. Some are free trade yarns. With each purchase, you will be impacting the futures of orphans and vulnerable children by providing education and resources that will allow their dreams to become realities. Come be a part of our community.
She married Freddie Brisson in 1942 and remained married to him until her death from breast cancer in 1976. #mcknittey #tbt #hollywoodknits #vintagehollywood
Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable was born December 18, 1916 in St. Louis, MO. According to a newspaper published at the time of her death, "Her 42 movies during the 1930s and 1940s grossed more than $100 million. She set a record of 12 consecutive years in the top 10 of box office stars. The Treasury Department in 1946-47 listed her as the highest-salaried American woman. She earned more than $3 million during her career."
A pin up photo made if her in a white bathing suit became the most popular pin up photo during WWII. Purportedly, over 3 million copies of the photo were distributed to soldiers. She was known as "the Million Dollar Legs."
As her career reached its zenith, she pushed for more creative control of her pictures. She insisted that her light-hearted musical pictures because that is what sold. The studio often tried to push her into more dramatic roles but she stayed true to that formula and Fox benefitted from it.
She died in 1973 from lung cancer.
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