Monthly Footermuff meeting
A group from both St Leonard’s and St Mary’s meet each month in Newbyres Nursing Home, Gorebridge where we encourage one another in the production of Footermuffs. These muffs are made with odds of yarn and are extremely colourful some of the residents help with the knitting if able, or sew on the embellishments or some just join us for the company and a chat. The two hours disappear very quickly. In the 6 months since we started we have donated around 12 muffs to Newbyres. There are many more in various states of completion. The intention is to donate them to Nursing homes, hospitals or individuals where they would be of benefit. Twiddlemuffs or Footermuffs as we call them after all this is Scotland are beneficial for those especially with dementia, the embellishments give them something to do. Interested in helping out then you can download the pattern and knit some yourself if you are not sure what to do with the completed muff do get in touch. If you are not a knitter I’m sure these could be crocheted, alternatively we are always looking for embellishments these can be many and varied. Each muff has at least 6 different items on them.
Next Meeting is 11th January 2018 at Newbyres