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Yarn donations delivered to Emmy Christiansen

Posted at 8:11 AM, Dec 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 09:11:43-05

An Omaha woman is definitely in the Christmas spirit after a very special delivery, thanks to the generosity of our viewers. The 81-year-old knitter Emmy Christiansen is set for years. 

Christiansen makes mittens, blankets and hats for those in need and donates them each Holiday season. This year, she outdid herself and was almost out of yarn, she asked for help and our viewers delivered. 

Boxes and bags of yarn kept coming in. First, 3 News Now morning anchor Emily Szink's desk overflowed, then the hallway became crowded with yarn as well. 

"This is unbelievable, this is bigger than the store," Christiansen said. "You could say overwhelming, but not for me because you know I am going to get after it, but it may take me a couple of years....This is wonderful, thank you."