This year I decided I would make lapghans for residents at a nearby rehab and nursing facility. As of this writing I’ve completed twenty-two. Here they are stacked on washer. I always make sure to wash lapghans or afghans before I give them as donations or gifts to make sure the stitches stay in place.

They don’t take long to make because for most of them I use a larger hook, and that makes the lapghan work up faster. They are on the small side because there are residents in wheelchairs and I don’t want the lapghan to be too long and get caught up on the wheels.

When I delivered the lagphans, the facility asked if I could make some Fiddle Mats for patients with dementia or Alzheimers. If you’ve never heard of Fiddle Mats, here’s a good post about them. This site also gives you direction to sew the mats, also called Sensory Mats or Fidget Mats.

Once I finish a few mats, I’ll post a picture.

Question: Have you done any special projects this year? Let me know in the comments!