86-Year-Old Retired Engineer Takes Up an Unlikely Hobby

February 07, 2018

Ed Moseley was living in a retirement community when they decided to start a new project. The community wanted to knit caps to help premature babies.

As soon as he heard about the project, Moseley knew that he had to help out. But he couldn’t really. He shared, “I’ve never knitted in my life.”

At 86 years old, Moseley knew that he wanted to try. He reached out to his daughter to help learn how to knit.

“I told my daughter about it,” he shared. “I said, ‘How can I knit? What do I need to do?’ And bless her heart, she went to Jo-Anns and got a kit, yarn and instruction kit for me.”

According to Ed, it takes a lot of practice to knit well. As a former engineer, though, he’s used to following instructions. “I can follow directions. There was a little trial and error there at the beginning, but eventually, I got the hang of it.”

When Moseley started going, he couldn’t stop. He knitted over 55 caps for preemies. As he kept going, other people in his retirement community started knitting too. One of the managers at his care center knitted 100 caps. A local high school student decided to get involved too.

Moseley loves being able to help out in this way. He said, “It’s really nice to make a product that somebody really needs and has a purpose.”

Moseley continues to knit the caps for preemies, but he’s also taken up a new project: painting by numbers. Apparently, he likes to keep himself busy.

What an awesome pastime for Moseley and the rest of the retirement community. It’s great that he’s been able to help out preemies at the hospital.

In other news, this poor dog was neglected with its mouth duct taped shut. But then a neighbor decided to help. Read about it here.

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