So the knitted Stone is pretty adorable. A lot of people have asked me if I would make some Stones to sell, or maybe make them and do a give away.
Answer #1: No, I won't make them and sell them.
For one thing, I don't want to make money from my knitting. Knitting is a hobby for me--something that I can work feverishly on, or ignore for months at a time. Nothing important (bills, expectations, purchase orders, contracts) is relying on whether or not I knit good enough, fast enough, originally enough. That's what makes it a stress-relief and a hobby. 🙂
I don't know how to explain how very limited my non-working time has become, but believe me it's limited. The knitting time I get (maybe 3 hours a week?) wouldn't allow me to make Stone after Stone after Stone and get him mailed out within a reasonable time frame. Sorry.
Answer #2: Yes! I will knit a Stone, or maybe two or three, and do a contest and giveaway. I'm guessing that will be sometime in March or April.
I'll finish the gift I promised a friend currently on my needles, knit (and most likely design) the silly golf club cover my husband requested, and then I will begin knitting Stone(s). I'll keep updates on my progress on the side bar of my web page and might fiddle with the design to make Stone even more adorable. (Is that possible? We shall see!)
The great thing? I'll actually get to test knit him! I was on such a deadline to create him, I've only knitted one full gargoyle. From the email I've gotten from fellow knitters, the pattern needs some streamlining, so hopefully I can address that too. It's a win-win-gargoyle gifty-win! Yay!
Anyone else out there have any crafty projects they're working on?
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