Irja, born in 1955, is from Loimaa and has been a Myssy Granny since 2018, and according to her, the best thing about being a Myssy Granny is doing something meaningful. Irja says she knits a lot - which we can agree on - and when she was little she was taught by her own mother to knit.
In addition to knitting, Irja also jogs and goes foraging mushrooms and berries in the forests. Not just like a little, but like dozens of buckets till the forest is empty.
“You are able to learn anything you want if you are willing to work for it!” Says Irja when asked about her motto and ends the conversation surprisingly: “If I were young now, I would definitely be a punk rocker”. We can agree, she is definitely rocking in Myssy knitting!