Mostly Harmless Designs

Geeky crochet to hug and wear!

Sorry this ones late! I’ve been really sick and totally forgot. I’ll do day 10 a bit later today to be caught up.

9. Least favorite yarn - probably any of those ridiculous novelty yarns. They can make really cool stuff but they’re such a pain to work with!


1. First Project

2. Last Completed Project

3. Current WIPs

4. Red*

5. Favorite Hook Size

6. Least Favorite Hook Size

7. Orange*

8. Favorite Yarn

9. Least Favorite Yarn

10. Yellow*

11. Do You Have a Shop? (If So, Post a Link!)

12. Favorite Knitting/Crochet/Yarn Shop?

13. Green*

14. Blue*

15. Purple*

16. Closest Holiday*

17. Last Gift Made

18. Current WIPs

19. Pink*

20. Favorite Item Made

21. Least Favorite Item Made

22. Brown*

23. How Long Have You Been Crocheting?

24. Favorite Stitch

25. White*

26. Amigurumi*

27. Favorite Crochet Book

28. Grey*

29. Black

30. RANDOM!

*On this day create something in given theme/color!

we-love-cute-cats:

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I’m really excited to show off my newest glass project but I want to surprise gawkinggeek with what it is tomorrow.
I’m impatient

  • Me: looks up a million crochet patterns
  • Me: never starts any
Asker Anonymous Asks:
i crochet and ino for a fact that is not worth $35 even if you used 5.5m hook but its obvious you use a really big one. it probably barley takes a hour to make and you use a very simple stitch and cheap yarn. and yes shipping is expensive but you are still way over pricing.
mostlyharmlessdesigns mostlyharmlessdesigns Said:

kalithegeek:

stealthcrispies:

crochetmelovely:

Okay honey listen, I’m not getting into some war with you over this. In all honesty, I’ve sold a few cowls. So I know how much I make off of them and I don’t make that much profit. I should actually be charging more. But I don’t want to. Why? Because I care about how much others would be spending. I like selling, but I am also concerned with my buyer’s happiness.

Also, not everyone crochets at the same speed. So you may take an hour to make a cowl, but I might not.

That’s great that you have an opinion and feel the need to share it with me on my own product. But I think I’m doing okay. Thanks.

This anon is a good example of how NOT to talk to a crafter or artist about our work whether its crochet or something else.
This ‘it probably only takes you an hour’ is a big big insult when people try very hard to make thing.

Price covers a lot of things! if your not charging for materials or time your charging for skills, it could take years for a person to get skilled in something which is worth the price for good craftsmanship!

Crochetmelovely is right to, she should be charging more for a well made hand made product. But she has her sellers rights to charge as much as she wants to for her work, after all is is her work, and if shes happy with it, and her current buyer circle are happy, then thats all up to her.

Its also people like this anon that often drive sales prices down with a lot of other people I’ve seen on the web (by bullying them so they feel their work is worthless), but not only that the market at the moment is flooded with crochet (and other) things people are making and selling and good buyers sometimes have favorite makers they tend to be loyal to etc.

Now to be honest I think people who complain like this are actually usually people who want to buy a thing, but don’t have the money for it, so they take out their frustrations on the seller and make things up like ‘i could do it my self ’ (In that case why don’t you go do that and stop bothering us!) and they use the ‘you charge to much’ card, which is total bullshit and very childish behavior.

^This

There have been people who passed my tables at TOWN events who have made comments like “That’s way too overpriced” or “I like it but I don’t like it THAT much.” (This second comment was made about a $5 pokeball keychain) right in front of me.

It really upsets me when people devalue my work.

This. I get tired of being asked for discounts or to work for free. Particularly because I know I undercharge to begin with.

knittingproblems:

hereistheplaceiloveyou:

I’m looking for more knitting blogs to follow, so if you post anything about knitting, please like or reblog this!!! I need more knitting on my dash

Hello

I crochet but here I am!

knitdirtyeatclean:

I spent a good 15 minutes looking at all the yarn and imagining what I could make with it.

Sniff.

Tear.

Favorite yarn? Well, I use a lot of red heart because it works well for my amigurumi, but I love having the chance to work with soft bulky yarn!

1. First Project

2. Last Completed Project

3. Current WIPs

4. Red*

5. Favorite Hook Size

6. Least Favorite Hook Size

7. Orange*

8. Favorite Yarn

9. Least Favorite Yarn

10. Yellow*

11. Do You Have a Shop? (If So, Post a Link!)

12. Favorite Knitting/Crochet/Yarn Shop?

13. Green*

14. Blue*

15. Purple*

16. Closest Holiday*

17. Last Gift Made

18. Current WIPs

19. Pink*

20. Favorite Item Made

21. Least Favorite Item Made

22. Brown*

23. How Long Have You Been Crocheting?

24. Favorite Stitch

25. White*

26. Amigurumi*

27. Favorite Crochet Book

28. Grey*

29. Black

30. RANDOM!

*On this day create something in given theme/color!

lovelyreverie:

my new favorite hobby is looking at crochet/knitting patterns and obsessively bookmarking them but never starting new projects….similar to what I do with books