Visually impaired Wichita woman knits to benefit others in need


A visually impaired Wichita woman is using her knitting skills to keep people warm this winter.

Nearly 10 years ago, Laura Klausmeyer picked up knitting and has now created more than 2,000 scarves and hats. 

Her younger sister used a loom to teach her how to knit. Now, she spends time at the Lord’s Diner. 

“I’d go there every day if I could.”

Every Wednesday, Laura and her mother, Brenda, volunteer.

They greet guests where she has given scarves and hats to those who need them.

She’s also given them away to nursing homes and kids in need.

“So many good things have happened to me, and I’m thankful for lots of stuff so I want to make other people happy too,” said Klausmeyer

Klausmeyer adds some warmth with a handwritten note on every item.

“I hope you keep warm and safe and like your scarf. Your friend, Laura.”

Klausmeyer donates her works to the city for people to receive during the Point-In-Time homeless counts.

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