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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I discovered i am going deaf. Saw the audiologist who took the tests and confirmed I needed hearing aids. She was patient and pleasant while fitting the aids, programming them for my needs, explaining how to use them and answering all my questions. I returned in a week to insure no further adjustments were needed, and while there went on and on about hearing birds, the wheels on grocery carts, the rustle of leaves and more, much more. She sat behind her desk with a big smile, saying nothing when I realized she had heard this all before many times. I was impressed with the fact that despite thirty years of doing this job she could still be delighted when hearing of someone's joy at being able to hear again. I wanted to give her a little something as a token of my appreciation, and decided to make her a little mouse wearing hearing aids. I thought it might give her a laugh. So I came up with this. I think you can see her hearing aids. Several people have asked for the pattern. The mouse was made from my pattern The Knitting Club, a picture of which is at the top of this blog. The pattern for the jumper is just the Grandma's skirt with a garter stitch waist band added, and the straps are four stitch wide garter stitch straps crossed in the back. The hearing aids are 3 stitch I cord 4 rows long. I left yarn tails at both ends. One goes in the ear and the other was used to tack the hearing aid in place. If you want to make this feel free to ask any questions you have. I will be glad to help.