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Monday, August 15, 2011

Past knitting commissions

Below area a couple of commissions I have done in the past year. Prices are a flat rate that include all materials and labor.

Pedicure Socks
Wool/Cotton/Elastic blend (machine washable)
To fit adult woman, size 8 foot

Baby Sweater/Jacket
Wool/Acrylic blend (machine washable)
To fit 6 mo. old
(zoom in! the buttons are little bunnies!)

Any and all commissions can be customized, ie, socks can be made for any foot size, baby sweaters can be sized up for toddlers or sometimes children, etc. Prices depend on size, complexity, and materials of the item, and these are merely an example of a couple of works I have done. Please bear in mind, a basic wool blend item will be less expensive than alpaca or another more rare fiber. Most knitting I have done on commission has been with basic wool or cotton blends and the customers have been very happy.

Please drop me a comment if you are interested in a commission. Some other typical items and range of prices are as follows (the prices here reflect items knitted in basic wool or cotton blends, typically machine washable:

Basic adult socks - $40-$60
Baby sweaters - $45-$100
Basic adult scarves - $20-$40
Complex adult scarves - $40-$100
Adult hats - $20-$80
Children's hats - $20-$40
Baby blankets (make a great heirloom gift!) - $50-$200

All items require significant lead time of at least a few weeks. Rush pricing would be quoted on an individual basis.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Blog revival and taking commissions

Now that I have joined the ranks of unemployed architects everywhere, I am reviving this blog in attempts to generate some income. I have done knitting commissions in the past for friends, and will post images of the items I did on commission soon.

A word about knitting commissions - they are not cheap. Affordable - yes, depends on what you want and the level of complexity. Cheap, no. If you want a machine knit acrylic sweater, save your money and go to Target. If you want a one-of-a-kind item for a gift, for a baby, or because you appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of a hand-knitted item, then a commissioned knit might be what you are looking for.

Please leave me a comment if you are interested and I will find a way to let you know how to send me a message. I need to get that set up on the blog.

Thanks for your patience, and it's good (in light of everything) to be back.