Mask Mates

10 May

It all began when I was sat on the toilet, as things do. I had asked my carer how she was getting on with the masks and she was saying how sometimes they chaff the cheeks but soon the tie masks might be running out and they’d be using the elastic loop ones.

I remarked that I had seen how some people use paper clips or plastic holders to take the elastic from the ear and stop it cutting into the skin and that there had even been a crochet pattern for them.

The penny took a while to join the dots and add two and two together for joined up thinking. I crochet! I have a suitcase crammed with yarn! I could have a go at making them!!

Carer positively beamed at the idea and the offer of helpfulness.

I googled, I read up, I pondered, I prepped, I twiddled, I tucked ends, I attached buttons and ……. tada!

My button stash has let me down, I’ve run out of 3/4inch and 1-inch buttons. But I’ll wait and see how things go before getting any posted to me.

It’s at times like this I believe I’d be positively dangerous if my neurones were properly connected.


Posted by on May 10, 2020 in General, Projects


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6 responses to “Mask Mates

  1. menhir1

    May 10, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    What a splendid idea! How long did those thingamebobs – you must give a name- take to crochet and button up. So clever. xxxx

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    • AnneMarie

      May 10, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      These “Mask Mates” are about 5 1/2 inches long, a length of chain then going round three times. I am a slow stitcher because of my muscles but I can stitch one, tuck ends and add buttons in about 2-3 hours.


  2. menhir1

    May 10, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Ooh, is mask mates the name you’ve given? silly me, thinking it might just be a title. Put me out of my misery 😦 xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    • AnneMarie

      May 10, 2020 at 8:16 pm

      Yes, if you google that there are several patterns.


  3. snowbird

    May 11, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    What a great idea! I love them and the carers will be thrilled!xxx

    Liked by 1 person


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