A few months ago John and I started making stitch markers. After seeing some very nifty little ditties a friend was using I thought - We can do that! So I went in search of supplies, which are very easy to come by, and we set to it. We both have a role - I design and he builds. We make a good team, and we've been having fun working together. We began just for that reason, to have fun and to make some handy markers to use and to give away. We've also made several pairs of earrings since the process is exactly the same! After sharing with several friends and family members, we've been hearing "You should sell those!" a whole lot. I'm not sure though. It's not that I don't think they're not good enough, after only a few sessions we got some neat designs and John's technical skills improve with each item. What I'm worried about is it will stop being fun.
So before I jump into the deep end, I'm going to do some research, talk it over with John and give myself time to ruminate on the pros and cons of joining the ranks of millions(?) of others peddling their wares on the internet. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts. Should I go for it? What has your experience been? If you have an etsy shop what is one thing that you know now that you wish someone had told you before you started?
In addition to the stitch markers, I took time to work on the cardigan that I just can't seem to finish. I feel like the end may actually be in sight. Look at how far I've come! I have a finished sleeve and a half! I'm still trying to decide it it's long enough. One more round might be in order, don't you love the zig-zagginess of the edges?! I'll admit that I'm dreading blocking. I've never blocked a whole sweater. Pieces yes, but I'm feeling intimidated by the thought of manipulating the whole thing.
Maybe there will be some sort of sweater miracle and it'll be perfect without blocking? I've also been wondering what happens when I wash it? I know that I'll have to do some sort of shaping. I sure hope that it retains it shape fairly well. If it wants more than that from me we may have some trouble!
Alright my friends, time to sit back down in that big burgundy chair and finish off that sleeve! Enjoy your day!
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