The last few days I’ve been entertaining this fantasy where I have a little online shop of knitted hats and earwarmers and cowls and such. I love knitting; I always have but this winter my knitting habit kicked into high gear and I have been knitting all the freakin’ time. It’s been a fantastic stress reliever and creative outlet, and I’ve been warm and cozy this winter to boot. I love knitting for myself (and, indeed, the majority of my knits are for me) but I can only wear so many knits, and so I also knit things for others, too.
Several of my friends have clued into this and have requested custom hats and earwarmers. I’m very grateful that they ask me to make such items for them; I’m even more grateful that they understand the value of my skills and time and have always been willing to pay me for it. Every custom order I’ve fulfilled has been met with much delight and satisfaction, and there are few better feelings than being able to make something for someone that they clearly love and are excited about. My friends have also encouraged me to open up my own shop, suggesting it’d be a good (and fun!) side gig for me to have.