PS The top-down-circular-yoke sweater is still in progress. Finished the main body and picked up the sleeve stitches. I never said I was a monogamous knitter.
I loved knitting the 1898 cap so I knit another one in shades of grey. Just because.
My BFF read about the cap and I offered to knit one for her if I could use yarn from my ever-expanding stash.
The yarn is Cascade 220 Paints and I love the color BUT it pools terribly for this needle size and stitch count. Pooling means that the colors group together in pools rather than float nicely around the item. Sometimes it’s a good thing and sometimes not. I wanted the colors play together and not be antisocial and cling together.
The headband is knit first and I really liked the way the colors spread but then when I began the crown part, I was not too happy with the way they didn’t as you can see below. If that would have happened on the front instead of the back, it would have been fine.
I ripped the crown apart and tried to knit with both ends to get rid of the pooling but I was not successful. I had a similar solid light blue in my stash so I randomly knit a row here and there to break it up.
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First of all….those look VERY complicated to even think about doing. You are excellent at your craft. Those mitts should be worth about 80$ or more if someone were to purchase them.!!!
I do it all the time. Well, when someone asks me to knit something for them and then asks how much I would charge.
I had no problem coming up with a price for a crocheted item a friend of mine made for someone else. She asked me for my opinion and said with the time invested and cost of the yarn, I wouldn’t charge less than $35. And she did. And the person paid the price.
A friend commissioned me to make the Drinkers Mitts for her and I gave her a price. A very low price. It’s not high enough for the amount of work involved but I felt bad charging what I would charge a complete stranger.
Do you charge a flat fee? Do you use some type of formula to come up with a price? Or do you sell yourself short?
I have had a wicked sore throat since Monday. Swallowing is extremely painful. So much so that I’ve lost five pounds this week. I gargle with Listerine several times a day, drink warm water (gross but it helps) and hot tea, and sleep close to the warm-mist humidifier with little relief.
The stuffy nose and occasional cough are inconsequential to the absolute rawness of my throat.
So I went to the clinic today. No strep throat. No pneumonia. Just acute pharyngitis a.k.a. “sore throat”.
My orders are to drink plenty of liquids, gargle with warm salt water, take one dexamethasone today and tomorrow to help relieve the inflammation in my throat, and start the antibiotic (which I didn’t fill yet) in a few days if the symptoms get worse or don’t improve.
Perfect time for a Birthday Wish from my friend Leah. I knew I was saving this for something “special”.