*Toe Cosy

What is a Toe Cosy I hear you say? Well, instead of a tea pot, these nifty little gems are meant to keep toes sticking out at the end of a foot cast warm and toasty – especially in the winter ❄️

Initially, I made myself one following my first foot operation back in 2015 (I had the other foot operated on the year after… but that is for another story). I found it difficult to find anything to cover my cold toes. When your foot is in pain, the cold really doesn’t help! Blankets press down on the toes and ‘big socks’ were difficult to put on.

Toe cosy

The finished project:

On one of my visits to the hospital for follow up appointments, the nurses and hospital staff loved my *Toe cosy so much and thought it’d be idea to make a few more for others in a similar dilemma.

I’ve since made and sold quite a few of these and even now get asked for more, sometimes for the individual themselves or as a ‘get well’ gift for a friend or family member.

I was recently asked for a Rainbow *Toe cosy, just like the one I made for myself all that time ago. So I’ve sat down and made two more of them, a plainer Green one (for the boy folk) and two of the new design I call Watermelon 🍉 *Toe cosy.

I’m so excited about the Watermelon design. I wish I’d have thought of that when I had my cast on – not that I’d want to go through another foot operation to wear one, but I think these might be a hit – who wouldn’t want a Watermelon *Toe cosy to brighten up their day! 😊

Here are some of the designs I’ve made so far:-

 

Very sad to hear anyone requiring a *Toe cosy, but always happy to help keep those piggy’s warm and toasty with a little cheerful colour to brighten the day.

Take Care,

Nina

*Toe cosy

This week I went in to hospital for foot surgery. I have struggled through a foggy cloud from the aftermath of anaesthetic so have not had much opportunity to be creative… However…

We have been pretty lucky with the weather recently, but as September draws to a close, the nights are starting to get a little cooler which poses a small problem for toes which have been left open to the elements with post op dressings (which will later be replaced by a cast in case you were wondering).

I was using one of my hubby’s beanie hats to cover the toes but this wasn’t working as the beanie would not stay put. With the anaesthetic fog slowly lifting I was rummaging around to find an alternative – “what about old socks?” people suggested, but old socks are just not big enough for ‘over-the-cast-cold-toe’ problems.

Hubby has been my super hero. What with the fetching and bringing and doing and making and soothing and just about everything else for me… I thought I might not add to his chores by sending him out into the world to seek out an oversized sock (especially considering his military-in-out in 5 minutes-top approach to shopping, with little to no chance of him browsing around a bit first to find “the one”) so decided to get myself out of my miserable state and have a go at making something to fit over … I’d make a proper ‘toe cosy’.

I’ve used left over yarn from a blanket I made before. It sure works a treat and I can honestly recommend toe cosies to anyone with a foot cast…. Mmm… I wonder if this will be a hit at the fracture clinic – I might just make a few spare to take with when I go to get my cast 😋

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