Moar Christmas knitting! This was made for my boyfriend's dad.
Don with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick super bulky yarn and circular kneedles (don't remember the size). No pattern used.
How is the material? Is it scratchy or irritating at all? It wouldn't be anytime soon, but would you be interested in being commissioned for this type of thing? If so would you have price projection? I've wanted some really good winter stuff but never can find something I like at a price I am agreeable to (that and I'm a poor college student xD).
Something to think about xD
It's 80% acrylic and 20% wool or something like that. As for scratchiness, I'm not sure. The hat belongs to my boyfriend's dad so I don't know how it feels on him. I made a pair of mittens for my mom out of the same stuff and washed it because they were *slightly* too tight and that seemed to make it less stiff and softer. But regardless, THOSE SUCKERS ARE THICK. Probably perfect for weather up north! I'll steal her mittens and wear them for a bit and let you know how they feel on my skin xD
You have eczema/psoriasis, right? It is just on your hands or is your whole body sensitive? One of my brothers has either eczema or psoriasis or both and has plain old sensitive skin to boot and I had to do some extensive homework on what sort of material would be ok with his skin. Acrylic can be VERY soft, but it can still be very irritating despite that. I wound up getting a VERY thin Merino wool blend yarn (I thought thinner yarn would cause less friction than thicker yarn) from a local yarn shop that was pretty costly and time extensive.
I'd be happy to make something for you and would be more than willing to be flexible on price since you're mah bud xD Though price would depend on what you'd want made (I know how to make socks, scarves, hats, cowls, and mittens) what type of yarn is used, and if you wanted design work like this stuff does. I think that's something we'd have to figure out together.
My first thought was "YOU DIDN'T TRY THEM ON |D" haahha xD Oddly enough it's really only acting up on my right hand xD It mostly bothers me when something gets on it (like grease from work) and my skin goes nuts, but it's not as bad as before. It would itch so bad it used to wake me up and I'd scratch til the skin was torn, swollen, and bleeding. It doesn't itch that bad anymore x3
Aw, your swell <3 I would prolly want mittens, hat, and socks xD. I have come to own like 3 or 4 really pretty scarves, and a decorative hat that doesn't cover my ears. People leave them on college lady's bus and I tried to find the owner but no one ever came for them. So now they're mine XD. But anyway, yea xD I don't know about patterns or anything lol. I know I would like them to be blue in some extent. But yea, lemme know <3
So you think your hands are the only thing that's sensitive? If we do mittens, I'd have to get some yarn from my local yarn shop, as a place like Michaels or Hobby Lobby wouldn't have it. Merino wool is good for people with skin issues and I've heard straight cotton is too- merino is more expensive (I have some merino wool blend socks and they are SOOOO cozy), but I haven't checked out the price for cotton.
Do you by any chance have a Michaels or Hobby Lobby nearby? Even WalMart can have yarn selections. You could poke around at different kinds of yarns and get a feel for what you would like. If you do go and look at yarn, don't bother looking at Red Heart even though they're cheap- it's known for its low quality and scratchyness.
What sort of washing do you think you'd be willing to do? Fibers with high contents of wool or straight wool aren't all that pricey usually, but you've got to hand wash them with special detergent and you can do it in a sink. But wool is going to retain its shape well and be very warm. Acryllic is generally cheap and can have all sorts of different textures and is machine washable (but you can't do anything in REALLY high heat because acrylic is plastic and will melt), but isn't as warm as wool and wont retain its shape as well. There are plenty of acrylic and wool blends that are machine washable.
Yea. Mostly my right one. My left one very rarely has an issue. Yea, I have both near where I work lol. I think I like the warm, hand wash that retains shape lol.
When I get time I'll poke around and get back to you
Thanks, buddy Fallerface <3
Just as a guide, since yarn shops and yarn aisles can be pretty overwhelming, for knitters/crocheters and non-knitter/crocheters, Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice, Loop and Thread, Paton's, Martha Stewart, and Bernat are some good brands to look at.