When Savino was in her late 30s, a grandmother, Vincent Spano, taught her how to crochet. She had no interest. “I said, ‘Grandma, what am I going to do with this?’ ” But she learned anyway.
Now, Savino knows. She has combined a heart of compassion with the skill of crocheting to brighten the days of others. Pets included.
She was very busy in August. She crocheted blankets for the subjects of Bee feature stories published a week apart. One was about a Clovis cat, Marlee, who is over 24 years old. The other was about Charlie DeGrange, 8, a Fresno boy battling an incurable brain tumor.