You're so funny! You're like me! I have a new post where it explains that I just sold my first two hats! And, I really can't believe she could get that kind of money, well, yes I can coz here in New York they are selling hats for $180 for goodness sake.
Mine were sold for something around $67! duh I said I wanted $50
kind of holding my breath, like it's a joke, and she said of course.
There are some people who really value handmade stuff and it's so wonderful. Don't undervalue your work! It is nice of you though!
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The lady thought she wouldn't allow her to pay for the labor so she had to explain that there is so much labor involved that she couldn't afford to pay for the labor.
I don't think people realize how much time it takes to put your hand to each and every stitch.
That is so true. I really wouldn't know what to charge if I ever did get to that point. My MIL does beautiful needlepoint and she has been offered money for her work. She's told them there is no way they could afford her hourly rate.
Congratulations! How exciting for you! I have the most fun so far when knitting for someone else. How cool it will be for you to see her wearing your handiwork.
Thanks! So do I. Just before Christmas I knit a scarf and liked it so much I thought I'd keep it myself. Then one day I was walking to the bus stop wearing it when I was approached by a homeless man asking for money for coffee - he said he was cold and wanted something warm. Well - I didn't give him cash but unwrapped the scarf from my neck instead and said "here, ya go" He said "Sure, I'll take that too" . .. lol I immediately thought I was a dope for just giving it away considering his response - like my hand knit scarf was second best, but then I reminded myself that I am most happy knitting for others anyway and I told myself that I may have just misinterpreted his response