Crochet & Knit ChristmasπŸŽ„ Giving πŸŽ

These are the items I’ve made thus far. Apart from the beanie I haven’t used a pattern. I definitely need to up my skills a level. I kind of got stuck in an autistic rut of producing one thing after another. It’s ok though and I shouldn’t be too hard on myself.

I’ve happily been using my handspun which falls somewhere between 4 ply and double knit weight; it all depends on the fibre really. This means patterns often need tweaking.

The first picture is a few items using commercial yarn… two pairs of hand mitts and a dishcloth. I really dislike the dishcloth craft yarn with all its stringy little hangy bits. I gave up trying to crochet with it as I couldn’t see the stitches and resorted to knitting it. It’s also tough on my hands and wrists. I bought them when they were reduced in price but wish I hadn’t.

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From here on all yarn is handspun. The next are a pair of leg warmers…

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A beanie and matching mitts…

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And several more pairs of mitts…

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Hmm… I’m planning on gifting myself the leg warmers 😊

We have family visiting on Saturday. They are likely not able to visit again until well into the new year so I have plans to hang the Christmas tree and do a bit of decorating to excite the grandchildren πŸ‘· πŸ‘§

Wishing you a day of contentedness wherever you are and lots of love from me

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Author: yarnandpencil

I'm a Christian on the autistic spectrum blogging about life and my art/craft practice.

44 thoughts on “Crochet & Knit ChristmasπŸŽ„ Giving πŸŽ”

            1. Oh dear! My menu has disappeared! I was playing around with it a while back trying to create an extra page. I’m going to try changing the theme and see if that helps… Hopefully yarn and pencil won’t disappear completely!

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            2. Hooray, I’ve fixed it, I now have my menu back. Thankfully I didn’t change themes as I found a page that recommends you do fifteen things before you changed theme and that scared me off. I tried ticking a box in the customiser and hey presto πŸ™‚

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  1. Do you spin your own yarn? I do a lot of crochet and find some of the commercial yarns are hard on my hands too. I’m having a break just now as it’s far too hot to crochet here in summer. Can get up to 44C some days 😦

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    1. Yes I do spin πŸ™‚ Having lived in the north of Auckland for many years I can appreciate that it’s hardto crochet in the summer. Commercial yarns generally have a lot of acrylic and other man made fibres that have very little give to them. 100% wool yarn is much easier on our hands as it has bit of give to it.

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