Hi, my mama has alzheimers, but still likes to knit dishcloths. I need your help in picking out some of your patterns that will not only be easy to knit, but easy to understand. She has always knitted the round ones, but her last couple of efforts have been disastrous. She is in the early-mid stages of alz and is not able to be very active, so she sits in her chair, watches her TV shows and tries to knit. My sisters and I have always loved her dishcloths and I
know she loves knitting them for us and her many
grandchildren. Keeping her mind and hands busy are more important than the cloth itself and giving away her finished cloths gives her such pleasure.
I know nothing about knitting myself and when I looked at several of the patterns on your website, it was pretty much greek to me. My mama has been knitting for years and knows the terms, it's the instructions now that get her confused. I suggested just a straight knitted square would be nice when I took some yarn to her yesterday and she did not like that one bit. She
is very sensative about her illness and does not like being treated "like an idiot" in her words. She was open to the idea of a square dishcloth after a little more coaxing, but not to "a plain old knitted" square.
It would be great if you have a pattern for a super simple round one that was perhaps written for Alz or dementia patients, but square will be fine. It was very hard for me to tell from reading various patterns on your website if they would be easy for my mama, so your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. Linda