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! :)