Senior Knits 10K Socks For Homeless Using Super Machine

Senior Knits 10K Socks For Homeless Using Super Machine

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Bob Rutherford may be old, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing what he can to help the homeless.

Using super-powered knitting machines, the 88-year-old has weaved over 10,000 pairs of wool socks for homeless shelters across Canada.

The octogenarian had created the knitting machines about a decade ago on a dare from his friend – but he only started putting them to work after his wife died seven years ago.

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“When my wife passed away in 2010, I felt the loss that everybody feels and had nothing to do,” Bob told CBC News. “[My son] said to me, ‘If you want to help yourself, help somebody else.’”

The senior’s little living room project, fondly dubbed Socks by Bob, has expanded to include a few friends to help him along. In 2016 alone, the group knitted 2,000 cozy new socks for people living in poverty.

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