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Old 02-16-2012, 02:48 PM   #11
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When you agree to sell something then you've agreed to at least somewhat of a timeline and it then becomes work. You've agreed to a price probably far below what you should charge for your time. Knitting is supposed to be fun, but when you start selling it can be work and you can't start on that nifty new shawl, sweater, dishcloth because you have to get these done. Bah.. not for me.

I would tell mom that as much as you appreciate her kudos and you're glad that she's proud of you to please not tell people you'll make anything and tell her why.

Edited to add - I do have a friend that makes custom dog sweaters (for dachshunds), but she has a unique way to handle it and she's not making a cent on it and she never touches a dime. They discuss size and yarn and agree on an amount and then donate to a specific dachshund rescue charity. When my friend gets the receipt she starts the sweater of the colors they chose. I don't believe she has much of a timeline. Not sure, but she's enjoying it and it's a win/win. The charity gets money and she gets to knit. She has no desire or time to do a lot of other things so this works for her.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:51 PM   #12
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Edited to add - I do have a friend that makes custom dog sweaters (for dachshunds), but she has a unique way to handle it and she's not making a cent on it and she never touches a dime. They discuss size and yarn and agree on an amount and then donate to a specific dachshund rescue charity. When my friend gets the receipt she starts the sweater of the colors they chose. I don't believe she has much of a timeline. Not sure, but she's enjoying it and it's a win/win. The charity gets money and she gets to knit. She has no desire or time to do a lot of other things so this works for her.
This is so fantastic. I love hearing about people helping out animals. Warms my heart.


As for selling my dishcloths, I think you guys are right. The family friend who taught me when I was 8 how to do the garter stitch is the only one getting dishcloths as a gift. I want to thank her for introducing me to it and show her that after all these years I have discovered a love for it.

I did go a little nuts and buy a ton of cotton yarn to make cloths, I enjoy seeing how pretty they turn out. If I use all the yarn I bought for them my calculations tell me I will end up with 36 cloths HAHA, at that point I MAY decide to sell some of those, but I don't plan on specifically telling people "hey I'm selling these" cause I think I will be way too overwhelmed.
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