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Jul 23, 2011 21:21:46   #
starryblu
 
i know i can google some patterns, but i was wondering if anyone can tell me what items are popular sellers right now? and more in particular, are quick to make? i'm a newbie knitter, so i guess i would be a bit slow, unless i were to do small, easy items. crochet pieces i should be able to whip up pretty fast ;)

i am sitting at home, on FMLA leave, basically bored to tears. i might as well do something constructive, right? yarn stash has been totally overhauled. my closet and refrigerator are about as organized as i can make them. and i refuse to alphabetize my noodles and cans in the pantry. :roll:
 
Jul 23, 2011 21:47:28   #
Sine
 
Can't give you advice on what would sell--I think that depends on where you live--but there is always a need for charity knitting!
Jul 23, 2011 22:46:07   #
starryblu
 
Sine wrote:
Can't give you advice on what would sell--I think that depends on where you live--but there is always a need for charity knitting!



thanks for the suggestion! lol...i'm pretty much a charity case myself. i was hoping to pick up a little bit of money, since i'm off work until i have surgery and get through my recovery time afterwards. for some reason my short term disability is being held up, so i don't have anything coming in right now...*sigh*

i have been making some blocks out of scrap yarn, i've always wanted to donate to Project Linus. makes me think of my middle son, who passed away. he was a "Linus" sort of guy when he was very small. had a blanket he hauled around. that might be a good project for me.
Jul 23, 2011 22:49:02   #
NeomaDennise
 
dishcloths, especially the picture ones (I make tons of ones with the Marine emblem for my son to give to his fellow Marines)

headbands - child, teen and adult. . . but especially the frilly infant ones.
Jul 23, 2011 22:50:25   #
starryblu
 
NeomaDennise wrote:
dishcloths, especially the picture ones (I make tons of ones with the Marine emblem for my son to give to his fellow Marines)

headbands - child, teen and adult. . . but especially the frilly infant ones.


ohh dishcloths sound good. and i didn't think of headbands! thanks for the suggestions :)
Jul 24, 2011 00:08:01   #
Grammy Toni
 
NeomaDennise wrote:
dishcloths, especially the picture ones (I make tons of ones with the Marine emblem for my son to give to his fellow Marines)

headbands - child, teen and adult. . . but especially the frilly infant ones.


Oh wow! Do you have the pattern for the Marine Corps emblem? My husband, brother, and son would enjoy them I am sure.
 
Jul 24, 2011 06:23:22   #
Kaju
 
There are some quick and easy toy patterns that are unique and easy. They might be a good seller. Another is jewelry that is knitted or crocheted. Good Luck and I hope you survive your FMLA. :thumbup: Kaju
Jul 24, 2011 06:28:51   #
ElaineBird
 
Around here the things called snoods or cowls are really popular this year. People are wearing them in relatively warm weather if made large and loose in a cotton yarn. Otherwise they are for cooler weather so you have time to get a good collection together! Try Ravelry or Google for free patterns - also the one button mini-scarves are great and really quick to knit or crochet
The mini creatures you can use for children or adults are really popular but a bit fiddly to crochet. Great once you are into them Sell really well.(Amazon has a good pattern book Amigurumi)
If you have a lot of yarn oddments - stripy crochet bags are really good sellers at our Farmer's Market
Best of luck!
Jul 24, 2011 07:09:34   #
starseeker
 
I am in Australia and I sell lots of kid's knitted hats - mostly babies ones. There is a bit market for the quirkier ones, eg, the ''photo-prop'' style hats. There are more patterns on line for these than you can imagine. Although I am in Australia I sell them all over the world. I use Face Book mostly but will open an Etsy shop soon
Jul 24, 2011 07:48:17   #
hmmmmmmmm
 
Kindle and nook covers are popular and dish towels cut in half with a crocheted top and a button on the strap to hang'
also baby cocoons are popular items
Jul 24, 2011 07:49:04   #
tamarque
 
cute kids hats get lots of ooohs.

at a fairly high quality craft fair there are hats that seem to sell. one woman just does beanies--same style, different yarns, colors, patterns. another does a really simple very bulky hat that can't take more than 90-120" to make.

i am struggling with the same problem. trying to get into that craft fair and hate doing things that have no oomph to them so it is a struggle. working on a diagonal scarf now and really hate it but got committed--you know that obsessive i-have-got-best-this pattern mind set. fingerless mitts are nice and can be done with really nice yarn. even jewelry. lots of patterns for necklaces and earrings that work up pretty fast. let us know how you make out.
 
Jul 24, 2011 07:50:07   #
tamarque
 
starseeker wrote:
I am in Australia and I sell lots of kid's knitted hats - mostly babies ones. There is a bit market for the quirkier ones, eg, the ''photo-prop'' style hats. There are more patterns on line for these than you can imagine. Although I am in Australia I sell them all over the world. I use Face Book mostly but will open an Etsy shop soon


Does Facebook work for you? Have been struggling with online selling and feeling a bit stuck about it.
Jul 24, 2011 07:56:56   #
Sharolynn16
 
I am in Australia, and where i live , the knitted doll clothes sell quite well,be it Barbie ,Cabbage Patch, or Baby Born.If you Google knitted doll clothes there are some nice easy patterns that will come up,Good Luck with everything hope you are back on top of it all soon.
Sharolynn16
Jul 24, 2011 08:01:25   #
RikkiLou
 
hmmmmmmmm wrote:
Kindle and nook covers are popular and dish towels cut in half with a crocheted top and a button on the strap to hang'
also baby cocoons are popular items


I know you are not from my neck of the woods (Tucson, Arizona) from your nomenclature, and I really don't want to appear stupid,
but, pray tell, just what is a "kindle and nook" cover?
Jul 24, 2011 08:15:58   #
hmmmmmmmm
 
sorry they are those VERY popular electronic readers from Amazon or Barnes and Nobel, they have screens which can easily scratch so covers are a good thing to have..The kindle at least is a little under 5" X 8"
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