Do you have a chronic illness that makes your skin hurt, or sensitive to different touches and fabrics? You’ve come to the right place!
I have had severe chronic pain since I was 18, and have many friends with chronic illnesses. I met my husband on a website for people with chronic illnesses. He has fibromyalgia, which is a neurological disorder that means his brain often interprets inert stimuli as pain. Another mutual friend of ours, @Clairepie (on Twitter) has fibro as well, and I knitted her a blanket from Lion Brand Homespun yarn, a soft, acrylic. Homespun is consequently a yarn I use often; it works up quickly, and is super-soft and easy to care for.
Lion Brand Jiffy yarn, though it is 100% acrylic, does feel a little like mohair – slightly scratchy. I was quite surprised when I first began to knit with it how rough it felt. Eventually, I got used to it, but I’m not sure I’ll use it again for that reason. This is the yarn that I’m knitting the Shivanaut scarves with.
I need some new ideas…
So, I’d like to hear from you! What kinds of yarns would you like to be available in my shop, that would be comfortable for YOU?