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Ideas please - something for Valentines Day for my elderly Mom
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Jan 2, 2017 06:35:51   #
shenklaw
 
How about a rectangular shawl with large pockets for kleenex or other small items she wants close by.
 
Jan 2, 2017 06:39:49   #
tamy04951
 
My MIL is in a nursing home and I crocheted a bouquet of Roses for her for Valentine's Day last year. She absolutely loves them and says because they will nevver dies she knows I truly hold her in my heart everyday.
Jan 2, 2017 07:11:25   #
Trekkiebigtime (a regular here)
 
A shrug would be nice with longer sleeves and an easy closure. I know from experience older people get chilly even in the summer what with air conditioning. Make it of a nice light yarn with a heart motif on the back. Fingerless gloves or mitts would be good too. I use them sometimes in the winter in my bedroom (where the heat vent is covered and it gets cold) for working on my computer. You could put a heart motif on them as well.
Jan 2, 2017 07:30:50   #
carriemae
 
I agree with DCSmith77, this was all my mother wanted when she was in her late 80s and 90s. She died 1/30/2015 at 98. What she really wanted was me spending time with her and trust me this is what you will want too. Play a game with her or cards. My mother loved dominoes (I hate playing all board games but did anyway because she loved to). Read to her if she can't. Listen to the music she likes while holding her hand. Look at old pictures and make note of who everyone is in the photos and take note of all the stories you'll be glad you did and she'll love remember. Later write down the stories. And, yes do that cleaning and chores she can't do. If you want to make something and she reads a crochet or knitted bookmark with hearts lots of patterns out there or a lapgan is nice that's light so she can lift it. Most of all cherish each day she's with you.
Jan 2, 2017 07:40:33   #
elliekluge
 
Cotton face cloths with hearts knit into them. Practical but also pretty!
Jan 2, 2017 08:00:15   #
saukvillesu (a regular here)
 
I made a couple of "comfort Cloaks". I thought they would be good for a older person or one wheelchair bound. But at my craft sale, I sold one to a much younger person who wanted it for the cool evenings while watching tv. It is an easy and quick pattern, free on Ravelry.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/comfort-cloak
 
Jan 2, 2017 08:02:07   #
Magicnymph
 
a muff to warm her hands sounds good. However I'd not put twiddles or even a ball on the inside... a pocket, maybe a pocket with a small agiraumi rabbit... heart, small stuffy of some sort
Jan 2, 2017 08:17:17   #
MMWRay (a regular here)
 
My 90 year old friend loves fingerless mitts. She uses them in the house and keeps a pair under her pillow for reading in bed. Men will also wear these after they get accustomed to the idea of gloves in the house. I gave fingerless mitts for Christmas to 'cold' people.
Jan 2, 2017 08:19:32   #
sandyridge
 
I think candy when I think of Valentine's day. How about a lunch out as I know I spend so much time alone that I appreciate an outing.
Jan 2, 2017 08:24:50   #
Nittinnut
 
Something in a beautiful red.
Jan 2, 2017 08:37:37   #
marciawm
 
I think these are great suggestions.
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)
 
Jan 2, 2017 09:04:26   #
Mitch (a regular here)
 
saukvillesu wrote:
I made a couple of "comfort Cloaks". I thought they would be good for a older person or one wheelchair bound. But at my craft sale, I sold one to a much younger person who wanted it for the cool evenings while watching tv. It is an easy and quick pattern, free on Ravelry.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/comfort-cloak


Thanks for sharing this pattern.
Jan 2, 2017 09:24:06   #
anteateralice
 
m_azingrace wrote:
Thinking of cold hands, your mom might like fingerless gloves. They're so popular right now, so lots of patterns available.


I made a pair for my DD's 96-yo godmother. She used them a lot.
Jan 2, 2017 09:33:15   #
Chemchic
 
jojogizmo wrote:
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

I knit my mother some pink hand warmers recently. I'm not sure if she understands what they're for (no fingers) but she'll be happy when her wrists and palms are warm.
Jan 2, 2017 09:52:02   #
morningstar
 
Mary Cardiff wrote:
A great big Red heart,a cushion.


Great gift for any age.
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