Emma Eng, 93, is a resident at The Bellettini retirement community and a prolific knitter. Eng began knitting blankets for cats as part of The Bellettini’s quarterly Animal Lovers Challenge, where they collect and donate knit blankets, towels, pet food, and toys for The Seattle Humane Society. When the challenge ended, Emma kept knitting.
After her own rescue cat passed away, Emma want to knit blankets for shelter cats to make them more comfortable and help them get adopted. Emma estimate that she made 40 blankets in one year.
“It keeps my fingers nimble and my brain engaged,” she says. “It keeps me involved.”