86-year-old grandpa teaches himself how to knit so he can make tiny caps for premature babies.
A Grandfather from Georgia, recently learned how to knit after the staff at his facility brought in an outreach program to make caps for preemie babies at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Northside Hospital, reports Daily Mail.
Using a loom kit, and some help from friends and family, Ed Moseley, managed to learn how to knit, and has since become a cap knitting machine at the senior community.
‘I prevailed on my daughter to get a kit, and it comes with the right size loom and the right tools to help you knit one,’ Ed told ABC News.
‘I just followed the instructions. It was easy. Somehow I had never knitted, and I always associated knitting with a bunch of needles but this looked pretty doable for me. I went through two or three before I came out with a good finished product.’
He has knitted more than 50 caps himself, in a wide array of colours. But beyond that, he has also inspired many more people to take up the hobby, including other residents and staff at the community as well as children at the school where his granddaughter works.
Thanks to Grandpa Ed, more than 300 babies are toasty warm in a knitted cap of their very own.
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