The first time we saw Shikha, she was knitting in the lobby of a Senior Center, waiting for her serving shift in the Center kitchen. She was making a complicated sweater for her daughter, and we were posting a flyer saying: "Wanted: experienced knitters to join the Wooln crew". She immediately loved our project and was one of our first knitters

What is your knitting specialty?
I like knitting new designs and keep learning stitches

What neighborhood do you live in?
I live in Lower East Side, Manhattan

What do you like doing when you are not knitting?
I enjoy cooking, being in my house, and spending time with my kids

Who taught you how to knit and how long ago?
I learned from my mum and my sister a long time ago but I didn't practice. Then I started knitting again 3 years ago

How long have you been living in New York?
12 years