Friend asked me to make these Twiddle muffs for the hospital Alzheimer/ dementia patients. apparently they are very good for keeping their fingers busy, they are just a muff with other bits attached. On mine I put a little pouch with a knitted mouse on a chain stitch cord attaching it so would not be lost, Inside the mouse I put a musical button, it plays Tie a yellow ribbon. Inside the muff I put an aurigami knitted ball that acts as a stress ball, it is also attached by a crochet chain to the centre of the inside of the muff.
Have used different types yarn so the textures would feel different, also ribbons for the same reason. I think they are a good idea.
The length of the finished muff is about 11 inches. It is fully lined.
I've never seen one of these before, but think it's terrific! Did you use a pattern or design it yourself?
I should clean out my stash with some of these and send them over to the nursing home where my daughter works!!
These are absolutely brilliant Helen.
You do amazing knitting/crocheting.
I love the colours you have chosen and the mice are just great.
Well done. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
:thumbup: Very well thought out!
How clever.... that is wonderful..
I'm sure that the recipients will enjoy them very much! Very nicely done!!
Thank you so much for the pattern links. The article about the dementia support work is a wonderful way to bring comfort & entertainment to Alzheimer patients. What a creative way to use up odd bits of novelty yarn. I'm going to check with some care centers near me to see if they would like the muffs for their residents. (I appreciate your project notes on the modifications, too)
Helen Hawkins wrote:
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Helen they are brilliant,what a beautiful and very thoughtful idea it will give those poor souls hours of enjoyment. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: