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
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I have two ladies in their 90's I knit for. I've done shawls, lap robes and cowls. All well received and used.
A great big Red heart,a cushion.
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.
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... (
I second that, good idea. Way to go.
GREAT ideas everyone
Thanks so much!
Thinking of cold hands, your mom might like fingerless gloves. They're so popular right now, so lots of patterns available.
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"?
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... (
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.
i think a shoulder warmer that slides over the head and fingerless mitts
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.