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Oct 17, 2017 06:57:10   #
scottishlass (a regular here)
 
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Oct 17, 2017 07:08:51   #
wjeanc (a regular here)
 
LOVE these!
Oct 17, 2017 07:14:06   #
tobo11 (a regular here)
 
So true. People have no idea what it takes to knit a sweater, etc. I have run into this twice recently. I have a problem saying no, especially if it's for a baby. What do you knitters say when asked to knit something? I need help with this.
Oct 17, 2017 07:16:02   #
Tahtur
 
Right on! Last Thursday I went to a meeting, took my knitting (dishcloth) with me. Another lady came by saw what I was doing, and commented “ I love handmade dishcloths!” . A pause, as I didn’t respond . “It would be nice if someone made me one “

Well I thought not me! Kept on knitting. . .
Oct 17, 2017 07:34:38   #
Chrissy (a regular here)
 
tobo11 wrote:
So true. People have no idea what it takes to knit a sweater, etc. I have run into this twice recently. I have a problem saying no, especially if it's for a baby. What do you knitters say when asked to knit something? I need help with this.


Ok take two letters...O and N, reverse them
Seriously though, take into account the amount and cost of materials, times this by at least 3 to cover yourself. If you really want to put them off, just say you are fully booked up with orders until.... (insert some far, far off date!) Or even better tell them to purchase supplies and you will teach them to knit it themselves.
Oct 17, 2017 07:59:46   #
dogyarns (a regular here)
 
 
Oct 17, 2017 08:01:26   #
tobo11 (a regular here)
 
Oh I like the suggestion to offer to teach them. That's a good one. And yes I must learn to say no. I get flustered when they ask but now I have some ready responses. Thank you.
Oct 17, 2017 09:01:56   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Sitting here giggling, that face is fantastic. Thanks.
Oct 17, 2017 09:37:22   #
Charlotte80 (a regular here)
 
Below is the link to something to give people who ask you to knit for them. The price for a skein is no longer correct and it refers to Crochet but it gets the idea across.

http://static.knittingparadise.com/upload/2016/10/6/410377-1449674884825_image.jpg
Oct 17, 2017 12:11:26   #
Chrissy (a regular here)
 
tobo11 wrote:
Oh I like the suggestion to offer to teach them. That's a good one. And yes I must learn to say no. I get flustered when they ask but now I have some ready responses. Thank you.


Be sure to practice these responses regularly so you wont get caught 'off guard'
Oct 18, 2017 06:47:53   #
knityknot
 
Love these very much.
 
Oct 18, 2017 07:04:34   #
gmomgil (a regular here)
 
Charlotte80 wrote:
Below is the link to something to give people who ask you to knit for them. The price for a skein is no longer correct and it refers to Crochet but it gets the idea across.

http://static.knittingparadise.com/upload/2016/10/6/410377-1449674884825_image.jpg


I like this.
Oct 18, 2017 07:41:59   #
hildy3 (a regular here)
 
I have just said.."i am sorry I am not really that good and I still charge too much!
Oct 18, 2017 08:41:25   #
Ladyj960 (a regular here)
 
Great!
Oct 18, 2017 08:42:30   #
barbaralbb2119 (a regular here)
 
Had a lady walk up to me at our knitting group....., it happens to all of us, as we meet in a public place. I was knitting a pretty green merino wool top (for myself). She asked if I could make something in the same color for her. Now, this is a finer weight than I usually knit, almost lace weight, but I wanted to try something new. I told the nice lady that my 4 skeins of yarn were $8.00 each, on sale, and I needed 4 so that’s $32 right there. I’d been knitting about 6 wks, maybe 10 hours per week so 60 hrs & about 30 hours to go. At $20 per hour that would be around $1800 plus yarn = $1832. Told her if she’d be willing to pay that amount I’d be willing to knit it..... or I could teach her to knit & she could make her own, for the cost of the yarn.... Believe it or not, she declined both.😇
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