An 86-Year-Old Georgia Resident Is Knitting Tiny Caps for Preemies
Proof that you’re never too old to try something new.
Ed Moseley is living proof that you’re never too old to give back—or learn a new skill. The 86-year-old Georgia resident recently took up knitting after his assisted living center announced a new project to create caps for premature babies.
“I’ve never knitted in my life,” he told Inside Edition.
So he enlisted the help of his daughter, who took a trip to Jo-Ann Fabrics and purchased her dad a looming kit and instructional book. It wasn’t long before Moseley, a retired engineer who’s also battling cancer, was creating one new cap every hour and a half. And the best part? He was able knit and watch TV at the same time. That’s what we call a win-win!
Initially, Moseley and the team set out to create 150 caps, but within weeks they had created over 300—with 55 coming directly from Moseley’s handiwork. All of them were delivered to a local hospital just in time for National Preemie Awareness Day.
But Moseley is far from done. His goal is to send a total of 30 caps to the hospital each month. If you want to help—or just pick up a new skill because it’s never too late!—we recommend this looming set for beginners.