Saturday, 1 November 2014

100 Twiddles

Hello friends

At the craft club I go to, on a Thursday morning, a challenge was set, by the leader, to make 100 twiddle muffs by Christmas. Well, I'm really, really, really pleased to announce that we've made it, yeah! and this Thursday we gave the last ones away.  I have to say a huge thank you to the ladies and gent plus friends of the Thursday and the ladies of the Tuesday club for all their knitting of the cuffs we couldn't have done it without them. There are still some cuffs in the making that will be decorated and passed on.
I feel so proud at completing this very worthwhile challenge and that we have helped to make lots of dementia/alzhimer suffers a little calmer and comfortable. Unfortunately it's only the tip of a very large iceberg,
There's suppose to be something going into the local paper about our challenge.

Whilst I've been involved with the twiddle muffs a local craft shop owner, who has a couple of knitters making their own, got in touch with me and ask if I would be their ambassador for the twiddle muffs. She was at a loss as where to distribute them so after discussing it I agreed. All it involves is collecting the finished muffs every so often and then finding new homes for them. In my small part of the world there are many nursing homes with dementia patients so I'm sure we can find new homes for them.
I need a break now to do other things but will start again after Christmas and make a few more.

Now I need to go and rest my eyes I had the first, out of a course of three injections in my left eye again.

Hope to see you all again soon.

Carolx





10 comments:

  1. I hope your eyes are soon comfortable again. Apologies - I meant to sent an email last week - will do so when I get back home again [typing this on daughters laptop in London] That twiddle muff collection is Amazing!!

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    1. My eye is feeling much better this morning after a good nights sleep.
      Carolx

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  2. Well done. Congrats to all the knitters!
    Jane x

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  3. Well done! Quite an achievement. I have started one, from your pattern for my friend who has dementia. It has come on fairly quickly and she is quite agitated, packing and unpacking bags and wardrobes. I hope that it might help a little.
    gill .

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    1. Thank you FID. My mum went through a stage of packing her bags, she was going home. We eventually found out that she wanted go back to Stalybridge but her family moved from there when she was 11 year old. Mum would pack the oddest of things in any bag she had to hand. It will pass. The hardest one to cope with for us was when she wanted to go out, anytime day or night, (escape) and we had to keep both the front and back door locked at all times and she would pace from one door to the other trying to get out. This has also passed. Now she sits quietly with her muff, baby doll or teddy.
      Good luck to your friend. If I you need any help or advise with dealing with a situation please get in touch and I will do my best to help.
      Carolx

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  4. Well done on your great achievement x you are doing great work here for a terrible illness xx

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    1. Thank you Rachel. It really is an awful illness with no cure but hopefully we're doing a little bit to help those who are inflicted and their carers
      Carolx

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  5. Well done to you Carol and to all the other crafters who have contributed to such a wonderful achievement!

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