busy making Twiddle Muffs – yes you read right – also known as sensory bands
to provide a calming occupation for bored hands for people with dementia
the idea is to include several different textures plus things to twiddle such as beads, button, hoops and ribbons.
Which makes them perfect for someone with a stash of bits and pieces – plus vindication for keeping such a stash. I sorted through and have a box of possible bits and then I’m creating a ‘kit’ around a particular colour, based on the interesting texture wool that I have. I think it is important to make them look nice too and by keeping each one to a core colour it means the recipients can choose one in a favourite colour – I know I’d want to.
I’m enjoying the variety in yarn and thinking about how to add twiddle bits – more creatively rewarding than making blanket squares.
I’ll be sending these off to dementia care charities.
Waving to everyone and an extra wave to Sian for leading this weekly wave. Optimistic about the weather in the coming week and hoping to get outside to enjoy some sunshine.