A group of women living in an elderly community called Edgemere in Dallas, Texas, bonded over their shared passions of knitting and giving back. Once a week, the women, who call themselves the Knit Wits, meet up to hand-knit items for children living in hospitals and war zones. The group started by making helmet liners for troops in Afghanistan, but has since pivoted to focus on children’s items. They make everything from hats for infants with cardiac issues in the Dallas Children’s Hospital to knitted dolls for orphans in Ukraine. Marianne Mead is the oldest member of the Knit Wits at 102 years old, and she says the group helps her stay creative, forge friendships, and gives her something positive to focus on.
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