Besides the hat, I wanted to include something else more specific to surgery recovery in the care package for my friend. I thought about a book because he has a little more time than usual to read, but he mainly reads sci-fi and I know nothing of that genre. Then, the day after surgery, he talked about how he managed to get coffee that morning by filling a mug, putting it on a plate, and shoving it across the floor with a crutch one step at a time. Creative, but there had to be an easier way. I had an old travel mug so figured I would include that (easier than trying to carry around a normal mug), but he still needed a way to carry it. A quick Google search of crutch bags turned up several commercial options and one homemade one. They didn’t seem that complicated and so with some fabric scraps, a little velcro, a pair of crutches from the basement for testing purchases, and one evening, this is what I came up with:
It appears to work quite well for carrying all sorts of stuff and it was quick to sew up (did it in one evening from inspiration to finished product). And I made it out of an old, ripped up pair of his shorts so I know he’ll like the fabric (the pocket is from the shorts too, although I had to pick it off the butt of the shorts and re-sew it to the bag – bit of a pain but it adds a nice touch).
And its super easy to attach thanks to a little velcro.
Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Hopefully, he enjoys it.