This 86-year-old retiree managed to learn to knit in spite of his age, just because of the great desire to knit the caps of premature babies. Always keep in mind this when you think you can not learn something.
86-year-old Ed Moseley, when he heard of the idea that Dogwood Forest Assisted Living staff in Georgia proposed to tenants in their retirement home, he immediately accepted the proposal to volunteer to knit caps for babies who have cancer.
Immediately he knew that the fact that he did not know how to knit would be a problem, but he did not give up and learned to knit.
Pensioner Ed Moseley made a statement on the InsideEdition.com website: “Corporate said it’s a nice project for keeping the old people out of trouble,” he added: “I’ve never knitted in my life.”
He only needed the book of knitting instructions bought by his daughter.
Surprisingly, Moseley, who had spent his entire career working as an engineer, began to knit very well and made small and very beautiful hats. He only needs an hour and a half to knit a single hat, although he initially required over three hours. He surprisingly said: “I could watch TV at the same time and knit.”
“Everybody’s got yarn! These ladies must have inherited yarn,”- noticed Moseley after buying an excellent knitting utensil.
Although Moseley’s original plan was to reach a goal of 150 knit caps, however, as tenants of the retirement home learned about this wonderful idea and they joined the team, he says: “ We started filling up my couch with caps, and then all of a sudden, caps started coming from various places.”
Symbolically, on Tuesday, on the day of marking the National Preemie Awareness Day, a total of 300 caps was taken to the Northside Hospital, of which 55 caps were knitted by Moseley.
One cap was also for the little Matthew, who was born at 35 weeks, and this gesture, though seemingly small, but for the Blunt family means a lot.
Mother, Patricia Blunt, stated: “Being up here is so disruptive to your every day and knowing that people care enough to help parents is so appreciated.” Additionally, notes: “It’s very nice that so many people care about the babies in the NICU.”
The idea is to send 30 new caps every month, and Moseley hopes it will be successful.