Strange Projects

6 Jul

It’s been a while since I have updated this blog so I though I would share some of the strangest project I’ve been working on recently.

I was asked to knit a couple of sensory bands for mums of friends of mine. If you haven’t come across these before, they’re like little hand cosies for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s. The idea is that they feel nice, they’re familiar and they have little things on them to fiddle with. Apparently, this is very calming for people with mental health issues.

So I set to work digging out all the softest and strangest yarns from my stash – while the cat watched 🙂

Yarn stash for sensory bands

Yarn stash for sensory bands

I plyed several strands together a lot of the time, to make it nice and chunky. I used those eyelash yarns that look lovely on the ball, but can be pretty tricky to knit and impossible to crochet.

Hairy yarn

Hairy yarn

When they were finished, I attached bits and pieces to one of them for fiddling with. Some of them appeared on the inside, some on the outside. The finished objects were pretty strange looking.

FOs

FOs

Even stranger was my next project – nipple cosies! These were to form a bikini for a facebook photo.

Nipple cosies

Nipple cosies

I haven’t seen them in situ yet but I bet they will look great.

Well, if you’ve made anything stranger this year, please get in touch. I’d love to hear about it 🙂

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