Vanna White and Pat Sajak have been hosting Wheel of Fortune for so long that the only thing left for them to do is knit on stage. It may sound boring to some, but for Vanna White, knitting is a lifelong hobby. And would you believe us if we told you she’s been doing it between puzzles at work for nearly four decades? She did a short demonstration during a promo video.
Say what you will, but Vanna takes her knitting extremely seriously. And with how much time she’s dedicated to it over the years, it could very well be a profession at this point. Check out the two Wheel of Fortune icons messing around with yarn below.
Yarn is far from just a hobby for Vanna White. She essentially has turned her passion into a professional moneymaking venture, and the best part is that she uses the proceeds for charity.
“For 39 years now, this is what Vanna does between puzzles,” said Sajak. “All she does is make baby blankets. How many have you made over the years, do you think?”
Vanna, understandably, doesn’t have the faintest idea. There have been too many blankets to count, just as there have been too many socks, caps, and countless other knitted items to remember. Sajak went on to ask an important question, and we’re all dying to know the answer.
“Why don’t they come in balls?” the Wheel of Fortune legend asks of yarn. “Instead of you having to make the ball like this.”
Vanna, for her infinite knitting knowledge, was stumped. She admitted it was a good question.
‘Wheel of Fortune’ Star Vanna White Has Been Knitting Since Five Years Old
Okay, well the Wheel of Fortune icon has been crocheting since she was five, but the hobby seems similar enough. Either way, working with yarn is essentially Vanna White’s superpower. And we’re all relieved she’s using it for good.
No, really. She’s doing tons of good via her Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn. Half of everything she makes on the yarn sales goes straight to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“I have my own line of yarn that came out of it. I donate proceeds to St. Judes, so I’m very happy about that. I went [there], and I saw how they don’t turn anyone away. I have two healthy kids, which I’m so grateful for — but there’s a lot of people out there who need help, and St. Jude helps those people,” said Vanna.
Vanna White’s mother, among other family members, died of cancer. So her connection to St. Jude is a personal one. Hey, if knitting with Pat Sajak on Wheel of Fortune raises money for cancer research, it’s safe to say we’d all be happy to see it happen more often.