Lorrie KNITS! Story
Lorrie D. Sargent was born and raised in San Francisco, Ca. where she currently resides.
When she was a young girl Lorrie watched her mother knit and she wanted to learn. But, Lorrie’s mother Doris - a Bronx NYC native of British/Jamacian decent - was left-handed and too impatient to help her. Lorrie was dyslexic, although she did not know it then, and could not properly read instructions. Lorrie eventually taught herself to knit from the illustrations in knitting and crochet books.
Lorrie was fortunate to be raised in a generation when arts and crafts was not only taught at home, but in schools. But, even though creative activities kept her happy Lorrie endured the challenges of adolescent bullying and being labeled an “uncool weirdo” for crocheting her clothes in middle school and high school. Rather than allow life’s challenges to get in her way, Lorrie continued to sew, knit and crochet her own clothes and her dolls' clothes.
Over the years Lorrie conitnued knitting and crocheting and in 2009 she found her way with her crafts business, Lorrie KNITS! Lorrie has a motto that will be with her for the rest of her life, “Success, in any form, is the ONLY option!”
Lorrie is a proud award-winning playwright and author. She is currently writing a book about a girl who taught herself to knit. More about Lorrie the author can be found on her WEBSITE.