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picklesandleftsocks asked: Would u ever do commission knitting bc I have two sweaters that are no longer available anywhere that I would pay good money to custom make

Short answer: yes, I would consider it. I would love to handknit a sweater for someone who really wants it and appreciates it. I would be interested to work with someone whose willing to discuss the possibilities.


Long answer: most people don’t know what they’re asking when they request handknit items. As you can see, that Rainbow sweater took 24 straight days of knitting. I knit while walking, hiking and during dinner parties. I knit that sweater because I knew I would be able to finish it while on a 6 week vacation. Now that I’m back to normal life, school and work, a sweater would take me much much longer.

Also, the yarn for the sweater cost me $150. Just the yarn. This is why most commission items require money up front. So you already know the sweater will automatically be more than $150.

Let’s do a little crude math. If I charged minimum wage for the hours I worked on that sweater (I’m assuming I worked 6 hours a day on it, I didn’t keep close track) at $7.50 an hour, that would rack up to just over $1,000. Add the yarn and that’s $1,150.

Charging minimum wage per hour is too ensure that I can earn a living income, feed myself and keep the lights on, while I am knitting you that sweater. If every sweater took 24 days, that is almost an entire month (Most take longer). $1,000 per month isn’t exactly high-living, thats less than my monthly bills now. And if I stopped going to work so I could sit all day and be nothing but a knitting machine, that would be my only income.

I’m not saying I would charge you $1,000. I’m saying that’s what it SHOULD cost. Charging less than that would be like charity. Also, knitting a custom sweater would take time. It could take one month to three months to knit - it would require patience.

There’s a reason they invented knitting machines. Haha. If you are still interested in requesting a custom sweater, please let me know. We can at least discuss it.

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earthwoolfire:

Tardis yarn bowl. This bowl design will no longer be made from June 30th. If you really want one of these bowls made for you ..get in touch with us soon.
They are £100GBP+P&P ($168+shipping) available to order on earthwoolfire.etsy.com or direct through us at earthwoolfire@gmail.com