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Old 04-15-2009, 04:37 PM   #31
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It sounds like perfect bliss!! Do enjoy!
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:48 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by MoniDew View Post
My son came up with the best method of compensation. He said, "you buy the yarn with your 50% discount. Then you charge them the full price, and keep half for your time."
So, $150 sweater would be $75 for the yarn and $75 for me. Is $75 enough for an entire week's worth of work. Oh, absolutely NO WAY! But it's $75 more dollars than I had yesterday!
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:29 PM   #33
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I am very happy for you. Getting paid to sit and knit, chatting with other knitters or admirers just seems like a good deal.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:23 AM   #34
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After considering what Dolyce (artlady) and others here had to say about knitting for financial remuneration, I asked the Alpaca ladies what they were considering to compensate me for my time.

They said, nothing. They just thought that since I love to knit, I'd want to do it for free.

I told them at the beginning that I needed a moonlighting position that wouldn't conflict with my home business, but that I needed desperately to bring in more income. Does that sound like free to you?

So, we had a serious miscommunication and now the deal's off. (But I still get my 50% for life discount. That's nice.)
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:51 AM   #35
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So sorry to hear this and yet so glad that this was settled before you put your time and effort into it. It does pay to clarify the details! Sometimes what we hear is unfortunately not always what was said...
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:01 PM   #36
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Well, that's a bummer, but I certainly agree. I can't believe they thought you'd knit a number of sweaters and not get anything!

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Old 04-17-2009, 01:08 PM   #37
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Oh, Monica, I'm so sorry! The yarn discount is nice, but what a let-down!
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:09 PM   #38
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I have found that non-knitters have a serious misconception about the time/money it takes to knit something. I learned that the hard way with a baby set I was asked to knit. After about 40 hours of knitting the woman decided she didn't want it anymore and wanted a full refund. I will never knit something on commission ever again.
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That's too bad! I'm glad you got everything straightened out before you put too much time and effort into it. The yarn is lovely and I am sure the discount will be well used!

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Old 04-18-2009, 10:26 AM   #40
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It is good that you got things worked out before you were to far in.

I also wanted to add that Moni's teas are GREAT!! I recieved some in a swap and will be ordering more soon. ( I got one that was a green tea with pinapple in it -- AMAZING!) Everyone should order from her!
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