Monday, September 26, 2011

Will Work For Yarn (Inspiration)

I don't know what drives other knitters and crocheters to put their items on Etsy, but for me, it's all about the YARN!

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(Side note: Wouldn't it be stellar if skeins came life sized? Then you could snuggle with them. I guess that's why we all make blankets and pillows, just to snuggle with yarn. I know that's why I do it.) 

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Back to my point. My point is that, for me anyway, I started this Etsy shop to sell my patterns simply because I wanted an excuse to buy more wanted to recover some of the cost of yarn. 

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And have I? HA! Not a chance! If anything I'm spending more in yarn because I'm buying higher quality.

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All the money that comes from my patterns goes right back into my yarn stash.

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The best part is that I now don't feel guilty buying yarn of a higher quality. It's much easier to justify spending. "It's for WORK." I can finally become the yarn snob I always wanted to be.

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 And it's cool with him, too (my Charming Husband, that is).

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So what inspired you to start your knitting/crochet shop? The yarn? The money (HAHA, I'm so funny sometimes!)? The joy of creating? Even if you don't knit/crochet, I'd love to hear about your shop!

Leave a comment and give us the scoop! :)


  1. What a wonderful post! I'm sure there are millions of us out there who are in the same boat, too many projects and not enough time :)!

  2. I am exactly like you! I started my Etsy shop to try and make some money back from the vast amount I had spent on yarn. It hasn't worked (yet) and now I spend even more money! lol. x x

  3. Lemons, you're not alone :)
    But I don't care too much - I decided to put up a shop only to have the chance to share the things I make (and, yes, make a little money if I can) but I don't have high expectations. Being a business woman would be too stressful for me!
    I've just started including some crocheted items in my Etsy shop and they're all about jewellery, let's see what happens...

    (Great blog and great shop, anyway!)


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