Knit or crochet twiddlemuffs for people living with dementia
What the heck is a twiddlemuff, right?
They’re knitted or crocheted hand warmers adorned with ribbons, buttons and other fidgets to provide sensory stimulation for people living with dementia. They keep restless hands busy and soothe and comfort those who are anxious or agitated.
The Grey Nuns Community Hospital has found them to be very useful and can barely keep up with the demand. That’s where yegSpark comes in!
Experienced knitters or crocheters should have no problem with this project, and even less skilled makers could manage with some support. The patterns recommend 8.5-mm circular or 6.5-mm straight knitting needles or an 8-mm crochet hook and a variety of yarn – leftovers from other projects are perfect. Fleece tubes and other recycled wool products will also work.
Please click on the red button to sign up and I’ll send you the patterns and some locations to drop off your finished work. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to register for yegSpark first.