Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pondering Production- Financial Planning

"A hobby is hard work you wouldn't do for a living." -Anonymous

"When a habit begins to cost money, it's called a hobby." -Jewish Proverb

"Making money is a hobby that will complement any other hobbies you have, beautifully." -Scott Alexander

"Up until recently, knitting was work. It was not a pastime, but a necessary chore that provided a family with clothing. If you didn't do it then your family just didn't have the things they needed. Sometimes I think about that and I wonder: Would you feel the same way about knitting if it was mandatory?" -Yarn Harlot

"Anybody who has ever tried knitting for money instead of love has noticed it would be very hard to earn a living that way. Knitting is handwork, and as such you would need to charge a small fortune for each creation. If a knitter were to be paid even minimum wage per hour, a knitted blanket could ring in at hundreds and hundreds of dollars. Weaving, on the other hand is wicked fast. A reasonably competent weaver can make a blanket in a single day. This brings me to the first rule of craft sale safety:Never put the knitters near the weavers. It takes more decency than most knitters have to not resort to violence when they find out." -Yarn Harlot

I think this is why I will always piece blankets and knit the little things.

1 comment:

Tanya said...

I agree! And I think if I had to knit to keep my family clothed, we'd move to a carribean island and all wear tiny knitting bathing suits year round...that would leave more time for the fun knitting ;-)