One of the Alzheimer's Society's support workers mentioned to me that a lot of the muffs they receive are more suitable for ladies than for men, which got me thinking. Football scarves! As my husband is an Everton supporter, I started with blue and white as my colours, and knitted a muff. Then I added some twiddly bits that I though were appropriate, including a blue squeezy sponge, some chunky buttons and some textured wooden beads (they reminded me of Rawlplugs) on a thong. There's also a leather button like the ones my dad had on his sheepskin coat, with a piece of flexible plastic tubing to hook round it.
This is how the muff looks once it is sewn up:
It is reversible:
Suitable for an Everton or Arsenal fan! So the next one underway will be for a Chelsea or Manchester United fan.........
If you want to make a twiddlemuff, the instructions can be found here. They are welcomed by Knit for Peace, local hospitals and charities for people with dementia.