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1  Re: Advice on how to price wares...... in Crafty Business Discussion by catlover1981 on: January 02, 2014 01:13:01 PM
There is a knitting machine I see them online(see picture) idk what the end product looks like, Im sure they cost a lot and probably not worth the money you would invest.
Went to a few craft sales and my area its hard to compete hats go for $1 each scarfs $3-5 baby blankets $10-15 Stuffed animals $1-5 each depending on size. only thing ive seen making big bucks are big blankets twin /full going $50-75 here queen and king $150+
I find I cant compete in my area and have given up until I can have a big inventory that way when stuff only sells for $1 im not upset lol, best thing is go to a craft fair and see what others are charging thats how i got a idea also flea markets seem to sell this kind of stuff and cragslist are the places I know to look.
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2  Re: how to get started in selling things? in Crafty Business Discussion by catlover1981 on: May 06, 2013 05:47:08 AM
I'm looking to do a craft show  but haven't found any in my area as of yet , but I live in a big city so I'm sure I'll see one just need to get a big inventory to sell and business cards
I am doing things that don't take long because I'm not very fast knitter yet, I am fairly new only been at this about 3 years, most people I know have been at this for 10 years or more. And everyone I know only does this as fun so that doesn't help me much.
A blanket for a twin bed took me 6 months.
I do know my brother in law offered to help me by selling hats at a grocery store he says my hats are so cool I do iron patches sport decals on them.
So I might take that outlet but I'm unsure how that would sell in summer.
Also any advice on what sells in summer?
Here is a example of the sports hats I have done other concern is copy write if the sports logos are copy witted and if I need to worry about that
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3  Knitted Twin sized multiple color (Striped)blanket in Knitting: Completed Projects by catlover1981 on: May 01, 2013 03:02:52 AM
So I just finished this awesome twin sized blanket its a big labor of love done for my oldest nieces Graduation Smiley
Here is the pattern using size 29-32 inch circular needles cast on 400 stitches k1p1 next row dont join instead turn the project and continue to k1 p1 keep following pattern making sure all the knitting and purling is lining up do color changes on the cast on side, When done weave in any side colors tail cast off using k1 p1 -note one row took me about 45 minuets and it takes 6 rows to equal 1 inch , when done mine was 6 1/2 long by 5- 5 1/2 inches wide .
 It took about 6 months to complete this you can do it in any color I did all blue hues
you can try to make the stripes around the same rows or you can do like I did and mix it , I used some new skeins (one new skein would do about 25 rows) and I used balled yarn that I got at a yard sale and didnt know how much it had use worst weight or medium weight yarn .
when washing use the delicate cycle I use regular laundry soap about 1/2 cup you can also use dish soap- lukewarm water then drying go to low heat dry for 10 minuets and turn to no heat complete the dry taking about 40-50 minuets. Picture one is the close up of the stitches
Picture two is of the blanket when I was done
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