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In reference to my earlier post about knitting items to sell, I still know that I am not a retail knitter. I won't ever be able to crank out multiple hats, or sweaters. But I can make unique, one-of-a-kind items and accept custom commissions. I also know that I won't make back what the items are "worth" in terms of hours spent knitting. But I will be able to make enough to cover the cost of my yarns, and entrance fees for shows, and maybe a bit extra to support other local artists. And I will be putting beautiful, hand knit items out into the world, and some pieces that will be passed from one household, one family, one generation, to another. I love that thought.
I haven't received notice of which items sold at our first market - but I did sell a hat and an ornament while I was briefly at the show. What a rush that was!
So, I head into new waters, buoyed by the strength of friends that enjoy a good swim now and again. And I hope that in return they feel my enthusiasm and happiness coming back at them, one wave (or slowly made stitch) at a time.
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