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Feb 4, 2015 22:04:47   #
Helen Hawkins
 
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.






















 
Feb 4, 2015 22:07:18   #
DHobbit
 
:thumbup:
Feb 4, 2015 22:18:20   #
Karenknitstoo
 
I've never seen one of these before, but think it's terrific! Did you use a pattern or design it yourself?
Feb 4, 2015 22:23:17   #
pammash
 
I should clean out my stash with some of these and send them over to the nursing home where my daughter works!!
Feb 4, 2015 22:32:50   #
Nanny Mon
 
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:
Feb 4, 2015 22:47:21   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
:thumbup: Very well thought out!
 
Feb 4, 2015 23:18:37   #
crafterwantabe (a regular here)
 
How clever.... that is wonderful..
Feb 5, 2015 00:34:55   #
Helen Hawkins
 
Karenknitstoo wrote:
I've never seen one of these before, but think it's terrific! Did you use a pattern or design it yourself?


Hi,
I was given the pattern in the link below, but asked if I could knit it in K1, P1, rib as the stocking stitch one was too sloppy. I used 2 strands of 8 ply yarn together. Used size 7mm needles. I just added what I thought people could fiddle with safely.
http://www.whh.nhs.uk/_store/documents/twiddlemuffsknittingpattern.pdf

This is the pattern for the mouse
http://www.allaboutyou.com/knitting-patterns/knits-for-the-home/knit-mischievous-mice-free-pattern-52399

This is the pattern for the ball
http://www.justbcrafty.com/2014/05/the-secret-to-perfect-amigurumi-crochet.html
If i can be of further help please just message me.
Cheers Helen
Feb 5, 2015 00:44:45   #
KnitterNatalie
 
I'm sure that the recipients will enjoy them very much! Very nicely done!!
Feb 5, 2015 01:53:48   #
Karenknitstoo
 
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:
Hi,
I was given the pattern in the link below, but asked if I could knit it in K1, P1, rib as the stocking stitch one was too sloppy. I used 2 strands of 8 ply yarn together. Used size 7mm needles. I just added what I thought people could fiddle with safely.
http://www.whh.nhs.uk/_store/documents/twiddlemuffsknittingpattern.pdf

This is the pattern for the mouse
http://www.allaboutyou.com/knitting-patterns/knits-for-the-home/knit-mischievous-mice-free-pattern-52399

This is the pattern for the ball
http://www.justbcrafty.com/2014/05/the-secret-to-perfect-amigurumi-crochet.html
If i can be of further help please just message me.
Cheers Helen
Hi, br I was given the pattern in the link below, ... (show quote)
Feb 5, 2015 01:59:02   #
Helen Hawkins
 
Karenknitstoo wrote:
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)


You are most welcome
 
Feb 5, 2015 05:27:13   #
kiwiannie
 
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:
Feb 5, 2015 06:01:22   #
Alto53 (a regular here)
 
What a wonderful idea!!
Feb 5, 2015 06:29:25   #
ginalola
 
Thank you do very much!
Feb 5, 2015 06:29:35   #
ginalola
 
Thank you do very much!
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