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A nimble-fingered fundraiser

PRACTISE MAKES PERFECT: Maryborough's Elaine Harris, 82, has been knitting since she was seven years old.
PRACTISE MAKES PERFECT: Maryborough's Elaine Harris, 82, has been knitting since she was seven years old. Boni Holmes

ELAINE Harris has been knitting since she was seven years old.

The great-grandmother said it was her grandfather who taught her. She said she wasn't allowed to knit at home.

"I would go to my aunty's on the holidays and sit on the veranda with grandfather and two other cousins and he would teach us to knit.

"It was when the war was on and we used to knit squares and balaclavas and scarves."

She continued to knit more when she started having her own family.

These days the 82-year-old can knit with her eyes closed.

"I can sit and knit and watch everybody else," Elaine said.

Her knitting now helps to raise funds to send Maryborough Futsal player, Elley Haines, to play in Italy. Elley was one of two Queenslanders selected to play in Italy.

You can purchase the knitwear at the Pallas St Fruit Barn, corner of Pallas and Churchill Sts, Maryborough.

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