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)
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 🙂
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 😦