That fact really hit home the other day while I was mailing something at the post office.
The postal worker and another customer were admiring my Don’t Tread on Me purse that I made last year.
Customer: That is a really cool purse.
Postal worker: Yeah. I really like it.
Me: Thanks. I made it.
C&Pw: Really? How did you do it?
Me: I knit it really big then I tossed it into the washing machine with hot water and it shrunk to this size.
Customer: Did you mean to do that?
Me: Yes, so that it would be a smaller size.
Customer: Was it hard?
Me: Not really. The wool was a bit scratchy and that made it tough on my hands but it wasn’t that hard to knit.
Customer: Oh, you could sell those. I bet someone would buy it for $50.
Me: Well, I have $70 in yarn and $5 in the hardware so if I were to sell it, I’d charge $500. It was a lot of work and it’s lined, too.
Postal worker: If you decided to sell them, then she (customer) and I would quit our jobs and come and work for you!
Me: Or I could sell the pattern for $30 and wouldn’t have to do all that work.