Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I was making them big, to fit 2 hands easily and using aran yarn and a big hook. Then our crafting groups was given a mass of cotton yarn - ironically by a lady who is unable to craft anymore as she has dementia. Even using two strands of the cotton together it is still much finer than the aran and I use a much smaller hook and make a considerably smaller sleeve, to fit over one arm. We thought some people would prefer the feel of cotton and people vary a lot in size.
These 2 images are actually part of one photo so that really is the size difference.
Our first batch of sleeves is in use at a local dementia unit and they are popular so production continues. I am enjoying the balance of repetition and uniqueness as I decide how to add buttons and texture to each using what I have in my stash.
Looking forward to all your unique pairs contributions too.