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Ideas please - something for Valentines Day for my elderly Mom
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Jan 3, 2017 01:01:21   #
MaryCarter (a regular here)
 
I would knit her a heart, fill it with scented materials, and hang it on a ribbon. Just before my mum died we made a heart out of material, and stuffed it with pout pouri (the day care centre she attended were helping people make them for Valentine's Day) and it still hangs in my wardrobe. Tell your mum you will have her heart long after she is gone.
 
Jan 3, 2017 01:19:03   #
redcable
 
Cool weather shrug on redheart looks nice,is crochet.On Lionbrand.com the basic shrug is easy to do. It is a rectangle shape that is sewn for armholes.I made one that is long enough to sit on using redheart super saver.It is warm.I wear it quite a bit at home.
Jan 3, 2017 04:39:37   #
Girl Friday
 
How about some wrist warmers or fingerless mittens in red.
Jan 3, 2017 07:08:42   #
BlueBerry36
 
Shawl or fingerless gloves are prefect she'll be great full an doing little chores for her as well maybe
Jan 3, 2017 07:45:59   #
owlet
 
I must be the odd one out here, but I would never associate Valentine's day with family members!
Jan 3, 2017 11:21:13   #
Myla Vayner
 
not totally valentine related - but thought you may like these?

if you make these in red - that would definitely stand out!



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








 
Jan 3, 2017 12:56:00   #
Chocolatechips (a regular here)
 
I love all the ideas, but I wish I had given my mother more of ME! In a nursing home things disappear, and it's too hot often for knitted wear. Cherish the time you can spend together during her final years. You won't regret it.
Jan 3, 2017 13:07:17   #
Myla Vayner
 
i totally agree...my mom is far away from me so i miss her every day

Chocolatechips wrote:
I love all the ideas, but I wish I had given my mother more of ME! In a nursing home things disappear, and it's too hot often for knitted wear. Cherish the time you can spend together during her final years. You won't regret it.
Jan 3, 2017 13:39:45   #
Doriseve
 
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

Why not knit hearts about .5" high and sew them on every knitted items she owns. Then every time she dresses and throughout the day she will see your love. Elbow patches, mitts, hat, pockets on sweaters, pot holders, dish clothes, faceclothes, brooches to pin on coats.
Jan 3, 2017 18:23:34   #
bakrmom (a regular here)
 
My first thought was a heart shaped pillow. However, if she is like my mom was, she probably doesn't need more things. Mom did use the pillows I made her but what she really liked was a meal out to her favorite restaurant. Even after she became house-bound she enjoyed a carry out meal from her favorite places. Also, good chocolates were a favorite too.
Jan 6, 2017 19:06:27   #
BJP
 
How about a Snuggle blanket? 2 layers of fleece with blanket stitch around it. Do NOT do the tied fringe - people hate them!
 
Jan 9, 2017 12:57:52   #
got knit
 
I googled the pattern for the twiddlemuff instructions. It sounds like an ideal thing for my 92 y/o MIL with arthritic hands. I am not sure how to sew it as thepattern was not too clear or could be my ignorance. I need to know how to finish it. I have a rectangle measuring 23in by 10 in. Now what? Thanks so much for the idea.
Mar 4, 2017 12:32:40   #
redcable
 
The twiddlemuff that I made had 2 layers,one that showed and one on the inside.When i got to the part that was where it turned for inside,I made a row of purl stitches.There should be some good directions on the internet if you google twiddlemuff. Then when you add things to it,u have to be careful that they do not easily come off.I sewed on a small section of knitting that had a zipper so it made a pouch that a picture could be placed in.
Mar 4, 2017 12:36:27   #
redcable
 
The twiddlemuff that I made had 2 layers,one that showed and one on the inside.When i got to the part that was where it turned for inside,I made a row of purl stitches.When got to end where they go together,I think I just sewed them together as a regular seam.If you want to launder it later,u might have to take some of the pieces off so now is the time to decide how you want to assemble it.
There should be some good directions on the internet if you google twiddlemuff. Then when you add things to it,u have to be careful that they do not easily come off.I sewed on a small section of knitting that had a zipper so it made a pouch that a picture could be placed in.
Mar 6, 2017 14:37:34   #
got knit
 
thanks for the input I made two hearts on a red muff and attached a snowman to an I cord sewn to the inside soshe can tuck it in the muff or take it out turned out real cute and she loves it thanks again
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