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free fingers!

The word “cancer” makes you want to scream every four-letter word in the book.

Including “love,” thanks to Nina Wexler. The breast cancer survivor knitted like a banshee while undergoing treatment and has turned her hobby into a business called Free Fingers, which is a line of fingerless gloves, handmade by Wexler and her team of gals.

Each pair is unique and made out of merino, silk, cashmere, and alpaca yarn. Unlike most stitch-and-bitch groups, this one consists of students on scholarship, widows, victims of layoffs, and retired workers making hand warmers for a good cause. 

As if that’s not commendable enough, Free Fingers donates 100 percent of profits to breast cancer research foundations.

Which brings to mind a six-letter word: thanks.


Available online at
blueandcream.com. For more information, go to freefingersbynina.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Free Fingers