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Ideas please - something for Valentines Day for my elderly Mom
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Jan 2, 2017 15:23:42   #
Ask4j
 
Without knowing exactly your skills or what you had in mind, I found a few things.

A shawl that is fairly easy from Red Heart (and it's a red shawl with hearts): http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/be-a-friend-have-a-heart-valentine-shawl

Here's a plush pillow: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heart-pillows-2

and here's a search for cute small items: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#sort=best&query=valentines
 
Jan 2, 2017 15:24:13   #
CuriouslyCrocheted
 
DIY slippers with flipflop bottoms to keep she from sliding and/or falling, since after 50 that's an important issue, so the flip flop bottom adds level & sturdiness).....
*** AND/OR ***
A Cozy Big Shawl that she can throw across her lap when she is cold! Or her shoulders when colder...
**** AND/OR ****
A Hand warmer ...I forget their actual name, but they are what you only put your two hands into on your lap when your hands are cold...not mittens!..*laughs* but a cozy for your hands, they look just like infinity scarves..

Anyways, Hope that helps with some ideas!..Best of Luck!..&...Knit & Picking!!..or Picking & Knitting!...

Regardless, I'm sure she will LOVE it!..and she is a blessed woman to have you care.....*smiles*
Jan 2, 2017 15:29:31   #
Ask4j
 
MG wrote:
I made my Mom this pattern when she told me her neck and shoulders would get cold when she was sitting and playing cards. She did pick out the yarn so it was blues and teals rather than pinks and reds. Done in Valentine colors with a beautiful button, it would be a great holiday gift. Several friends have made this same pattern and found it both easy and quick.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ruffled-neckwrap-5


This is a great one and easy to make--Terry is the owner of our Skeins shop--she's a talented knitter/designer. About 5 years ago she created this collar for our Yarn Shop Hop (each shop presents a unique pattern and special yarn)--I have many of these projects stashed, of course), the bottom picture, which I made then attached all the charms from each shop so that became my official Shop Hop collar.
Jan 2, 2017 15:32:17   #
Ask4j
 
LilgirlCA wrote:
Many women have cold hands and find that fingerless gloves are perfect. They keep the hands warm - the blood vessels are close to the surface on your wrists and backs of your hands. Keep those areas warm and the entire hand is warmer (or as I often say, less cold). These keep your hands warmer and you still can use your fingers

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=fingerless%20gloves


Great idea if she suffers from arthritis--use a soft wool or alpaca.
Jan 2, 2017 15:56:03   #
Janicesei
 
I read every post so not to duplicate. My mom is 95. She begs don't give me anything, I don't need anything. So I send small food gifts. I also got a sweet smelling sachet for her drawers. She loves the smell when she opens the drawer for a pair of socks. Also tiny.

I live 2500 miles away and try to go see her twice a year. I also try to call her 5 times a week. I may only make 3 or 4 times, but we chat several times a week. We just chat, nothing important most of the time. A phone visit. I call her house phone on my cell, so no long distance charges. And, as we chat I'm hearing stories about when she was young I never heard before. Give an aging parent your time. Start out one call a week 15-20 minutes and increase as it works for both of you. Watch time zones and don't let it be a chore. It took several weeks and we felt good with our time together. It's all about time, not gifts. Bless you all.
Jan 2, 2017 15:59:06   #
joyceann
 
Good idea,
 
Jan 2, 2017 17:04:19   #
grandi15
 
http://www.myhobbyiscrochet.com/2015/01/heart-soul-slippers-women-size-free.html
Jan 2, 2017 17:21:08   #
81brighteyes
 
IndigoSpinner wrote:
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.

I looked at those links and they are so darling. Won't someone love these? A wonderful idea for her mother.
Jan 2, 2017 17:25:54   #
81brighteyes
 
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)

The things you mentioned that your daughter and son did for you are some of the very best gifts someone can give to an older person. What wonderful children you have.
Jan 2, 2017 18:49:30   #
coal cracker
 
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)


my parents (both gone now) were always happy with chores being done or better yet--some of their favorite meals they could no longer make with enough for the freezer. at that age, they said they didn't need things even tho they liked them but wanted to have what didn't need to be stored, washed or dusted. just my opinion.
Jan 2, 2017 19:51:25   #
Fricia
 
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


Give her something to fiddle with or hug. Old people play too. Can't get the second sheet on. See next post. Sorry.


 
Jan 2, 2017 19:52:27   #
Fricia
 
Fricia wrote:
Give her something to fiddle with or hug. Old people play too. Can't get the second sheet on. See next post. Sorry.


2nd page.


Jan 2, 2017 21:59:55   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
Socks/slipper's gloves/mitt's, hat/scarf or shawl....

Im sure whatever you make for your mum, she will love
Jan 2, 2017 23:38:51   #
Lorikeet
 
I like the idea of a heart shaped cushion, or any cushion with hearts on it.
Jan 2, 2017 23:47:56   #
jjacost
 
Try a pineapple stitch it kind of looks like a heart. You could do two and stitch together for a pincushion.
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