There was a lot of great knitting-related news happening while I was too busy to share it, but just in case you didn’t see the story of Morrie Boogaart before, I wanted to make sure you did.
Boogaart is 91 and in hospice with terminal cancer. But that hasn’t stopped him from continuing a charitable mission he’s been on for 15 years: loom knitting hats for the homeless.
He says he stopped counting when he had made 8,000 hats, and though his illness has slowed him down he can still make a hat in a couple of days.
He learned to knit in 2001 and says he spends his days knitting and watching TV, only putting his knitting aside when he sleeps.
I love this story and I hope that we can all remember that we can be useful and help others regardless of our situation in life.
[Photo via Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat]