Station Cat, Sailors’ Barometer and Twiddle Muffs

22 Nov

We saw our dear friend off on the train this morning after a fabulous and very busy week and were not surprised to see that Hector, the Station Cat, was wisely in the office this wild and windy morning!

Hector, Redruth’s station cat

We have spent the day indoors listening to the hoolie blowing outside and watching the blue in our Sailor’s barometer get higher and higher.

Sailors’ Barometer

I have had a spare couple of Twiddle Muffs after making more than were needed last year, so A has taken them home with her, one for a mutual friend and another for her Singing for the Brain group where it should find a good home.

Twiddle muffs


Posted by on November 22, 2017 in Beauty, knitting, Photography, postaday2017



3 responses to “Station Cat, Sailors’ Barometer and Twiddle Muffs

  1. nrhatch

    November 23, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    What is a twiddle muff? Like mittens without fingers?

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 23, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      It’s something used with dementia patients, a woolly muff knitted in yarns of different textures and with lots of fiddly bits and pieces inside and out – button, plaits, pockets, toggles etc – for the patient to fiddle with. I’m told that playing with one brings a calming effect. 🙂

      • nrhatch

        November 24, 2017 at 3:22 am

        Thanks! I’d never heard the term before . . . but I do picture dementia patients fiddling (or twiddling) with buttons, etc. So it makes sense. And nice of you to do for them.


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