Twiddle-Muff, Cookies and A Poppy

25 May

I heard recently of a project to knit Twiddle-muffs, sometimes known as Sensory bands, for people with Dementia and they sounded like a really good idea so I set about making one. My lovely gentle MIL, Madeleine,  had Dementia and used to fiddle with bits of her clothing and I have made this one with love with her in mind and memory. I think she would have liked it. I have incorporated buttons and ribbons, inside and out ,and have added a little pocket as suggested by another knitter. There are lots of textures in the chosen yarns and the stitches used. Now I have to find a home for this one and the others in the making, maybe with Dementia UK for whom we held the concert in Trebah Gardens last week.



2   I baked 101 cookies this afternoon as we have some workmen coming to the house tomorrow for 3 or 4 days and I like to give them home-made cookies with their tea.

Oat Crunchie Cookies

Oat Crunchie Cookies

3   Our first Poppy has emerged and is magnificent. There are eight more buds to be seen.

First Poppy of the season

First Poppy of the season


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8 responses to “Twiddle-Muff, Cookies and A Poppy

  1. Lyn

    October 7, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Hi do these take long to make? I’m looking In to making one for my mum.

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 8, 2019 at 8:37 am

      Not really. The knitting is quite quick, it’s the attachment of the bits that takes time. I put things inside too. Good luck with your knitting and love to you and your Mum. 🙂

  2. saymber

    May 27, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I love the muff! It makes sense to me and those cookies look delicious. Yesterday I decided to make an experiment of banana/chocolate muffins…oh my so good! Beautiful poppy in time for Memorial holidays.

  3. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    May 26, 2015 at 3:46 am

    always thinking of others!…such a kind heart!

  4. Dr Rowena Jacka Jopling

    May 25, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    What a great idea; you may have seen this article about someone who needs them, but just in case you haven’t, kind regards Rowena

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 25, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you. That is the pattern I am using after a friend sent it on to me. It’s good to have the link on here for others who would like to join me in knitting more of these twiddle-muffs. Cheers, Sally

  5. lovetotrav

    May 25, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Aren’t you sweet! The twiddle-muffs are adorable and what a kind present to give. And who wouldn’t want to do work at your house with cookies to eat?!

  6. Sharon - creativityandfamily

    May 25, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Wow, you’ve been busy! Lets hope they work hard fed on that little lot 🙂 The twiddle muff is a great idea. x


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