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saracidaltendencies
12-17-2009, 09:03 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/17/fashion/17etsy.html?no_interstitial

globaltraveler
12-18-2009, 05:46 AM
Thanks for that -- boy, is that the truth. Having made my living in textiles one way or another on and off since I was 17, I have to say that's all pretty much true.

mathwizard
12-18-2009, 08:48 AM
Selling on a part-time basis wouldn't be as stressful and busy. I have always thought more of teaching and selling on a small basis. Thanks for the article it was very enlightening.

AngelaR
12-18-2009, 10:09 AM
I could not do this as a job, because I love knitting and I get the feeling that if it became an obligation I would learn to hate it. So hats off to those who can do it for business and still love it.

saracidaltendencies
12-18-2009, 03:33 PM
Yeah, I don't think I could make a full time business out of my knitting or crocheting...I like to knit for relaxation and because it's fun, and I totally hate deadlines...lol...The last thing I knit for someone was a scarf...ugh...lol...and I told them up front it would take quite a while for me to finish it! :teehee: Ok, wait, no, the very last thing I knit for someone was a hat, but that went super fast...lol

I will knit things for people to buy if they request something, like a hat or something easy...I will never knit a scarf for anyone ever again! I'm not at all a fan of knitting scarves! I'll crochet them though since it goes much faster!

I just can't sit still for that long...I don't have ADD or anything like that but I just constantly have to be moving (you'd think my weight wouldn't be a problem...hahaha)...Even in a sitting position I'm constantly shifting and having to get up and walk around if even only for a minute...