If These Hands Could Talk: Meet Hector

If These Hands Could Talk: Meet Hector

If these hands could talk, they probably wouldn’t talk at all but just keep right on working.

These are the hands of Hector, the sole male knitter and the “+1” that makes sarah oliver handbags and The Purlettes tick.

These are the hands of a publisher, artist, cancer survivor, friend, cat-lover, and Navy veteran who escaped the toils of the ship deck and landed in the coveted office space below deck….because of his hands. “Because I could type, my hands saved me…” Indeed.

If these hands could talk, they might just say “Thank you Hector for putting us to such good use, for making a difference, and for holding your own amongst the ladies.” These hands might say that’s the toughest job of all.

Hector Richards likes to watch movies, (Blue Jasmine is his new favorite), spend time with his Cat, Ashley and is the treasurer of the Redwoods Residence Council in Mill Valley. Hector has been knitting for Sarah since 2010.

 

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  1. Hector! I just saw y’all on CNN, your group sitting around a table as someone introduced y’all as The Purlettes, then you piping up, saying, “Plus one!” LOVE IT.

    Afterwards, when the two CNN studio reporters were talking about you and chuckling, I chuckled back thinking how little they knew about the long history of men and knitting. And how little they knew about the “novelty” of a male knitter – bet you get more attention than most of your fellow knitters. Ha! I’m a knitter, too, and anytime I encounter a male knitter in a group, he always gets more than just a casual glance. And surely you’ve heard something like this more than once: “You think knitting and needlework is the sole domain of women? I dare you to tell Rosie Greer that.”

    I love that you unabashedly stick up for yourself and male knitters everywhere. May you have MANY more years doing just that.

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