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Jan 1, 2017 05:59:26   #
jojogizmo
 
I was hoping to knot or crochet a little item for Valentines day for my 92 yr oldMom
Any ideas and patterns ?
I am starting on a duck for Easter but was looking for something for Valentines and thought
you all might have ideas
Thanks for any suggestions and
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love this group
 
Jan 1, 2017 06:08:02   #
ibruce66
 
I have two ladies in their 90's I knit for. I've done shawls, lap robes and cowls. All well received and used.
Jan 1, 2017 06:32:08   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
It will still be cold then, so here's an idea for a scarf:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-scarf-2

I made one of these for my daughter on Valentine's Day: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentine-hearts-scarf

Here's a double knit scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-knitted-double-heart-scarf

Those are all knitted, but there are a lot of others on Ravelry, and some are crochet.
Jan 1, 2017 06:37:22   #
Mary Cardiff (a regular here)
 
A great big Red heart,a cushion.
Jan 1, 2017 06:40:04   #
cabbagehome
 
A lacy shrug in pink or red to keep her arms warm. A heart lace pattern would be nice. I am sure anything you do, she will know, you did it with love for her.
Jan 1, 2017 06:58:56   #
slmhuffman (a regular here)
 
A lot of elderly people have very cold hands. Though she may not need one for its intended use (altzheimer's & dementia patients), how about a twiddlemuff to keep her hands warm. Wouldn't neccesarily need all the "twiddle" things attached, but I would use very soft and different kinds and colors of yarn for interest. And, some people attached a ball in the center of the inside of the regular muff which may be useful for her to exercise her hands (if needed). If you are unaware of twiddlemuffs, they have been discussed many times on KP and you can do a search here on KP to see one. By the way, if you do this and attached a ball inside, make it extra long to cover her wrists, too. Just a thought. Susan
Could make red & white and place a heart or two on the outside for Valentines Day.
 
Jan 1, 2017 10:23:11   #
kjcipswich
 
slmhuffman wrote:
A lot of elderly people have very cold hands. Though she may not need one for its intended use (altzheimer's & dementia patients), how about a twiddlemuff to keep her hands warm. Wouldn't neccesarily need all the "twiddle" things attached, but I would use very soft and different kinds and colors of yarn for interest. And, some people attached a ball in the center of the inside of the regular muff which may be useful for her to exercise her hands (if needed). If you are unaware of twiddlemuffs, they have been discussed many times on KP and you can do a search here on KP to see one. By the way, if you do this and attached a ball inside, make it extra long to cover her wrists, too. Just a thought. Susan
Could make red & white and place a heart or two on the outside for Valentines Day.
A lot of elderly people have very cold hands. Tho... (show quote)


I second that, good idea. Way to go.
Jan 1, 2017 10:45:55   #
jojogizmo
 
GREAT ideas everyone
Thanks so much!
Jan 1, 2017 11:12:29   #
m_azingrace
 
Thinking of cold hands, your mom might like fingerless gloves. They're so popular right now, so lots of patterns available.
Jan 1, 2017 11:27:00   #
kathyflament
 
I think a bed jacket. I want one for myself. Perhaps that's why I think of it. What part of the country do you live in? What are some of the things she likes to do? Washcloth and soap "cozy"?

Kathy
Jan 1, 2017 12:47:35   #
Dcsmith77
 
I'm not 90 yet (only 82) but what I appreciate the most is the offer to do some chore that I can no longer do. Even though we live in a retirement community, there are things I don't want to ask maintenance to do. Recently, my daughter came over and took down, washed, dried, and re-hung my lace bedroom curtains. It looks so pretty now and I think of her everytime I look at them. My son came over and cleaned our small aquarium and brought new fish. My husband enjoys watching them so much. Our other fish died of old age (we think). You can knit something, too, but it's so nice to have someone do something you want to do, but can't. Think about that, too.

I could not get the pattern for the scarf mentioned above that is a chain of hearts. It only refers to a magazine where it was printed. I'd like to make my own...
 
Jan 1, 2017 18:17:23   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
Dcsmith77 wrote:
I'm not 90 yet (only 82) but what I appreciate the most is the offer to do some chore that I can no longer do. Even though we live in a retirement community, there are things I don't want to ask maintenance to do. Recently, my daughter came over and took down, washed, dried, and re-hung my lace bedroom curtains. It looks so pretty now and I think of her everytime I look at them. My son came over and cleaned our small aquarium and brought new fish. My husband enjoys watching them so much. Our other fish died of old age (we think). You can knit something, too, but it's so nice to have someone do something you want to do, but can't. Think about that, too.

I could not get the pattern for the scarf mentioned above that is a chain of hearts. It only refers to a magazine where it was printed. I'd like to make my own...
I'm not 90 yet (only 82) but what I appreciate the... (show quote)


Sorry Dottie, and everybody else. I didn't look at it carefully before I posted the link.

But I found it by searching for "heart scarf" and found a lot of others. I didn't look through to the end of what it found, so there are a lot of heart scarves out there to knit.
Jan 1, 2017 18:22:13   #
salmonmac
 
I don't know if a hat would be useful but here's a pattern I would like to make and have.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/love-the-winter-hat
Jan 1, 2017 19:32:15   #
peachesga
 
i think a shoulder warmer that slides over the head and fingerless mitts
Jan 1, 2017 21:05:18   #
gr8
 
I made fingerless mitts for my older neighbor. She has cold hands, even when she is in the house. When she goes out in the car she wears driving gloves but gloves and mittens get in the way in the house. The fingerless mitts help her hands stay warm and she can still read, write, do a bit of housework with the mitts on.
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