Posted by: E (The Third Glance) | February 3, 2014

Introducing… StimmyKnitting!

A break from my regularly scheduled posts to tell you about a new adventure I’m embarking upon…

Most of my regular readers will remember a post I wrote a couple months ago discussing one of my hobbies. I’m a knitter. I knit because I love the repetitive feeling of each stitch. It’s calming, comforting, and it makes really gorgeous products. For me, knitting really is a stim. See, world, autistic stimming is awesome :)

A number of people asked me after that post if I ever sell my knitted products. I generally haven’t, they just sort of pile up in my closet until I figure out what to do with them. So I thought about it a bit, and I decided that it might be fun to sell some stuff – after all, if I sell some knitted stuff, I can afford to buy more yarn and make more things! And that is always fun.

So on that note, I have created an Etsy store. It is (fittingly) called “StimmyKnitting”. You can access it through this link or from the side bar.

I’ve got a few things up right now, mostly fingerless gloves and a few hats. I also tried my hand at an infinity scarf that a friend asked me to make for another friend of hers, and it turned out so well, I made another! It’s super gorgeous and soft yarn. If I wore scarves, I would totally want one for me.

At any rate, I just wanted to let you all know that this exists… If you see something you like, but it’s not in the right color or size, let me know – I’m happy to take commissions, and at least sometimes, I like trying to develop new patterns, too. As you can see, I’m rather fond of blues and greens.

Some things I currently have up in my etsy store include: (images link to the store)

Hats:

Turquoise Hats

Blue and white pom pom hat

Fingerless Gloves:

Green fingerless gloves

Blue fingerless gloves

A gorgeous turquoise Infinity Scarf that a friend commissioned from me, but that I got super excited about and made another one… it matches the turquoise hats above :)

Turquoise Infinity Scarf

I also have a facebook page you can like if you want to see new items as they go up in the shop.

I don’t plan on doing any more major advertising on the blog, but I did want to let you all know that I am trying this. We’ll see how it goes!

p.s. I ship at cost, estimated by USPS cheap parcel post – unfortunately, for those of you who live outside the US, it is expensive to ship things overseas. I’m sorry :(

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  1. These are really gorgeous! I love the fingerless gloves, I’ll have to keep them in mind when we head towards winter down here. Best of luck with the store.

    • Aww thanks, Bec! :) Let me know if you have a preferred color and send me some measurements of your hands, and I’ll make some that fit you perfectly (or at least, aspire to fit you perfectly…)

      • Oooh a custom-made pair, how exciting! I will do just that.

  2. I used to knit, but I haven’t in a while. I got in trouble with my teachers a lot for knitting in class, but I kept doing it (I was and am an awful child). You’re much better at knitting, though. Good luck with the store.

    • Thanks :) I love knitting, it makes me so happy. But I never did it in class for fear of getting in trouble – I was always scared of the teachers. Thanks for your comment :)

  3. This is so exciting! They’re all gorgeous. I especially like the striped hat.

  4. Excellent post! I loved how you described knitting as stimming. I too have a creative pursuit that is my stimming. I love taking old chip bags to make mosaics, handbags, wallets, and book covers, plastic bags to turn into handbags and art, receipts into coasters, straws into flowers and heart-shaped pins, bottle caps into draddles and wall hangings toilet paper rolls into wall art. This post has really opened me eyes and I hope soon people will see the real world of stimming.


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