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Old 03-18-2012, 01:06 PM   #11
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:36 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
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I'd love to knit for profit, but in most cases, the pattern is under copyright protection....and in all cases folks can't pay what your time is worth.

Even designers are having a tough go of making a living off their incredible design talents.
I've often had people ask me what I'd charge to make something. I tell them that I don't charge for two reasons: 1) They couldn't pay me what an item is worth, money-wise, and 2) It would take the joy out of knitting the item in the first place.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:54 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by auburnchick View Post
I've often had people ask me what I'd charge to make something. I tell them that I don't charge for two reasons: 1) They couldn't pay me what an item is worth, money-wise, and 2) It would take the joy out of knitting the item in the first place.
I could find a lot of joy knitting a Mulled Cider cardigan/jacket for $600, which would include the "Blackstone Tweed" yarn!

Just sayin'...

My own daughters barely appreciate what goes into knitting. When I couldn't really afford the Noro Kureyon yarn for a cardigan for one of them I asked if she would purchase the yarn, gave her the website links to chose colors...but she wouldn't buy her own yarn.

I ended up using my cc to buy the yarn for her. I was happy to give this cardigan to her, but I must tell you, it gave me a little insight on her appreciation. I kinda think she thinks she's doing me the favor of taking an expensive, hand-knit cardigan from me. "Well if SHE WANTS TO KNIT FOR ME, I'm happy to take it, but I sure as heck don't want it, or need it, enough to pay for the yarn! Oh heck no!"

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Old 03-18-2012, 08:25 PM   #14
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That's really sad about your daughter, ArtLady. I don't think I would have been as generous as you were, though. I refuse to crochet or knit for people who don't appreciate it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:44 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
I could find a lot of joy knitting a Mulled Cider cardigan/jacket for $600, which would include the "Blackstone Tweed" yarn!

Just sayin'...

My own daughters barely appreciate what goes into knitting. When I couldn't really afford the Noro Kureyon yarn for a cardigan for one of them I asked if she would purchase the yarn, gave her the website links to chose colors...but she wouldn't buy her own yarn.

I ended up using my cc to buy the yarn for her. I was happy to give this cardigan to her, but I must tell you, it gave me a little insight on her appreciation. I kinda think she thinks she's doing me the favor of taking an expensive, hand-knit cardigan from me. "Well if SHE WANTS TO KNIT FOR ME, I'm happy to take it, but I sure as heck don't want it, or need it, enough to pay for the yarn! Oh heck no!"

Sorry to hear that. I know how it is however. Many things, not just knitting, are really a labor of love and an accurate $ amount isn't possible. If you get to sell jackets for $600....enjoy!
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Sorry to hear that. I know how it is however. Many things, not just knitting, are really a labor of love and an accurate $ amount isn't possible. If you get to sell jackets for $600....enjoy!
The women who purchase Prada would spend $200yarn/$400 labor for a customized handknit jacket, but unfortunately I don't have an 'in' with any one in that crowd.

A Nordstrom buyer once asked to buy my girlfriend's specialty yarns poncho right off her back for $500. My girlfriend declined. Now if that had been MY poncho.....
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