As one of the hardworking knitters at Grannies Inc., Holly Jones uses her talents to supply handmade knitted products to people around the world. Grannies Inc. allows customers to place orders online, customizing various merchandise with their choice of colors, size and even the style of stitch used. Each order is filled by a grannie with extensive experience knitting. For Holly, a busy grandmother who began knitting during World War II, Grannies Inc. provides her with the opportunity to do something she loves while making extra money. It also provides her with a sense of accomplishment and a way to personally connect with people around the world. When her beanies were worn by commentators on a European TV network, she recalls, “I was really chuffed when my children were watching TV and they called me because the commentators were wearing beanies I had knitted.”
She also sees Grannies Inc. as an opportunity to bring together her community. With the projects she has been provided she has created a knitting circle that engages women in her village for a few hours a week. Working with the knitting circle, she is able to complete more projects and the dividends are paid to more people.