Selling the shirt off my back


About a month ago I came across wisp from knitty and just fell in love.

I had just managed to come across some lovely yarn on sale at Tuesday Mornings, which was a totally unexpected find! Trendsetters yarn and it was more than half off. I was so thrilled with the color combo, and since the pattern was simple I decided to knit it at work during break times. Today I finished it, sewed the buttons on here at work and then tried it on. It was cute, but I needed a mirror. So I went into the women’s bathroom to check it out. There was a gal in there who just gushed over it and asked how much I would sell it for. I told her, and she said, “OK, I’ll take it, I’ll bring you a check tomorrow!” (I just recouped the cost of the yarn ,buttons, and needles in this case)

Not exactly what I expected, as I wanted to wear it on vacation! But, I have also always wanted to sell my projects or make commissions. (the inquiries happen a lot but often people don’t take me up on them!) So I am thrilled to sell it and it will be fun finding more yarn to make another for myself!
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Unfortunately I have already been told by some that I am selling myself short, that I did not ask for enough. That may be the case but it was totally unexpected and it more than recoups the cost of making it so I am OK with that.

My daughter has been informing me of all the daycare gossip. It amazes me and her teachers that she listens so carefully as to know things that they are not telling the kids. One of the teachers is out on vacation. This is a teacher not even in her class. Last year this teacher went to the beach so this year, when my daughter informed me that Miss Barb was on vacation, I asked her if she had gone to the beach. My daughter said “No, Miss Barb went to have a baby!” I said, no sweetie, Miss Barb isn’t having a baby. We went in to daycare that day and I asked about this. The teachers told me that Miss Barb was on vacation and that her daughter was having a baby. So my daughter was not totally off base!

Then, she informed me of another fact. “Thomas comes back today. Thomas was on vacation. Thomas went to vacation in Minnesota.” Well, I didn’t know about that! So we went in to school and that was indeed the case! I didn’t even know she could SAY Minnesota!

5 thoughts on “Selling the shirt off my back

  1. Your daughter is adorable! And it is incredible just what they will pick up on!

    And your sweater is beautiful; it doesn’t surprise me one bit that someone wanted to buy it right off! If I had the cashola and lived nearby, I would keep you knitting up a storm!!

    Also, I was wondering just how hard it is to make the entrelac scarf for a beginner? I’ve done some preliminary searching on the net but haven’t found much. If you could direct me to a decent pattern to follow, I would greatly appreciate it.

  2. The entrelac scarf is only a challenge because it goes against knitting as you think it should be. But it is super easy once you get the hang of it. When I say super easy, I don’t mean boring, there is a constant thrill in figuring out how the colors are going to line up next! I am on my second one and I just can’t get tired of it. You’d need to know how to knit, purl, increase, purl 2 together, and slip one knit one, pass slipped stitch over. So frankly, its easy. If any of those things you don’t know, I would be able to teach you even over the internet.

    I used Kaleidoscope from Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of knitting. Great tutorial!

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