Friday, August 10, 2012
♥ Granny Square Afghan Progress
I'm getting there with my blanket. Haha, I feel like such an old granny saying that, but oh well! I don't know why knitting & crochet are thought of as "old people" crafts anyway, my Granny learnt to knit when she was my age or younger, although from my Mum's generation onwards I suppose it wasn't as important to learn because of the influx of machine made things! It's not like it's any cheaper to DIY it usually either. I think I've spent around £50 or £60 just buying wool for this project, & most it wasn't even particularly nice or expensive wool, just acrylic blends. Even that's not counting the man hours, & I'm not yet half way through! :(
It's the same for handmade clothes, Natalie did a really good post on this here. A lot of people say they would love me to sell my handmade clothes, but I don't think most people realise that the time & money put into handmade things is often more than you would usually pay for things, a lot more! I usually only bother creating things like this if they are specifically things I can't really find anywhere else. I save by not having to pay myself labour, & just reward myself with the finished item. But making things to sell is so much trickier!
Anyway, I shall stop going on now, hope you are all having a good Friday :)