Businesses have defined how they will operate for years. Key roles, what’s acceptable behavior, budgets, hours, and products sold. The same is true for scout troops, families, marriages, churches, and hobbies. The longer I knit, the more my yarn stash grows. I went from storing my yarn in a storage ottoman to having labeled organized storage containers. The few books have grown to a section of my library collection.

After designing my first shawl. I noticed a slow and unconsciously shift in governing myself as a knitwear designer. Researching the amount one could make designing knitwear. The price range in an outlet (magazine or yarn company) to sell a pattern is not even a minimum wage. The higher wages being reserved for well known designers. Or an independent well-known designer can sell a pattern per download, at $5.

So there is some potential for slow money. But I found successful knitwear designers seem to either sell hand dyed yarn, teach, or offer other products and services. I started calculating my design time and knitting a sample. There is just not enough time in my day as a single working mom with a two hour driving commute.  Plus I’m a new knitwear designer.

So knitting remains my hobby but even as a hobby one must embraces the business and social media component. Everything has a business side.



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