You are never too old to learn new things – or do something wonderful for another person.
And Ed Moseley – from Acworth, Georgia – knows that better than anyone. The 86-year-old man taught himself to knit, just so he could make precious, warm hats to donate to premature babies this holiday season.
A few months ago, the Dogwood Forest assisted living facility announced plans for a project to knit tiny caps for preemies in the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Moseley – one of the residents – knew he had to be a part of it, despite the fact he had never knitted before.
He explains: “I told my daughter about it and I said, ‘How can I knit? what do I need to do?’ Bless her heart, she went … and got a [starter loom] kit, yarn and instruction kit for me. So I started slowly and learned it just takes patience.” The first hat took Moseley over 3 hours to complete, but soon enough he was finishing them in an hour and a half.
The big-hearted grandfather likes to knit while watching TV, and he has already made more than 50 hats. And that’s not all: Moseley’s efforts inspired other residents and community members, so the facility ended up donating over 300 hats to the hospital!
He is hoping the facility will be able to send an additional 30 tiny hats every month. Moseley concludes: “When someone appreciates something you do, that makes you feel good, naturally. I got a lot of enjoyment doing this and now I’ve graduated to large caps. I’m doing caps for all my grandkids.”