You’re never too old to learn something new! Despite never having knitted before in his life, Ed Moseley decided to pick up needles and yarn when he learned of an effort at his assisted living facility to provide little caps to keep the heads of preemies cozy. The inspiring 86 year-old enlisted the help of his daughter and began to learn the basics of knitting and purling. The first cap he made took him three hours to complete, but he continued to hone his skills and practice until churning out these tiny toppers became a favorite hobby. Now Moseley has completed 50 hats, but since the need for newborn hats is ongoing, he has a continuing goal of creating 30 hats a month. Beyond improving his own knitting abilities, Moseley has been so taken with the goal to provide NICU newborns with hats that he has encouraged other residents to knit caps as well: the facility has crafted more than 300 caps! For this Georgia grandfather, making life a little more comfy and warm for preemies has become a mission, and he’s inspiring us to take on some new challenges of our own to keep our brains and hands busy for the benefits of others.
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