There is a chic little boutique here in my town that sells hand-made things and though I don't buy much from there I sometimes stop in I am near by. I go directly to the hand knitted items which are accessories mostly and made by knitters here in town. I always recognize the yarn as being top-notch and the knitters have created their own designs and always add gorgeous adornments. The prices are exorbitant to say the least but I completely understand because they are one of a kind items and very chic. When the young lady asked me how much I would have charged I was actually at a loss for words because I always give things away but that's Me and I'm not trying to make money. The items I knit are truly from the heart. In all honesty if I had met this young lady earlier and she expressed wanting a hat I probably would have grabbed something from my stash and would have just made it. Her smile would be payment enough. It's all relative to the individual though.
Here is a photo of my yarn which is what her hat is made from. It's Lion Brand Amazing at about $3.99 a skein of 147 yards. The color is the same as hers (this is just a bad photo). The colorway is Rain Forest. Amazing is 53% wool and 47% acrylic.
The hat is the Scalloped-Edge Beanie from 60 Quick Knits. Very pretty. I must say seeing her hat has given me ideas of making my on.
How do my fellow crafters out there feel ? Is this type of pricing consistent with fellow crafters regardless of which yarn is used ? I only ask because if I were going to knit and charge I would have no idea where to begin. Give me a clue.
and by the way... Have a Wonderful day !!!