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Meet Maryland's viral knitting star: Sam Barsky

Every Friday at the Shops at Kenilworth, Tiny Toppers of Maryland meets.

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Every Friday at the Shops at Kenilworth, Tiny Toppers of Maryland meets.

"A lot of people come here because they need to come here. It's something they look forward to doing," said Linda Alikhan, the founder of the group.

The group meets to knit hats for newborns and premature infants. The hats are distributed to several Baltimore-area hospitals.

Most of the volunteers are women who are retired teachers and nurses. Barsky learned to knit shortly after dropping out of nursing school.

"My real goal was to make something wearable, like a sweater," Barsky said.

That was 18 years ago. Since picking up his needles for the first time, Barsky has made over 100 unique sweaters.

"I like creating stuff. I like realizing the designs that are in my mind," Barsky said.

His creations made him famous after photos of him wearing his creations went viral.

"It's a gift to be able to do that," Alikhan said.

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