It’s a weird phenomenon–word gets out that you know how to knit (or crochet, or sew, or quilt, or whatever…) and people start asking you to make stuff for them. It’s not rude or anything, they’re genuinely interested in your talents and are willing to buy the materials and sometimes add on a little extra money to make it worth your while. I’m not complaining, it’s fun to be “in demand.”
But I’ve got a lot of people who demand much from me.
And I’m a gifter. I really, really enjoy making stuff for other people.
But I have to say no. There’s just not enough time to produce all the items requested, paid for or not.
So my new response is: “If you buy the yarn and come over to my house, I’ll teach you how to make it yourself.”
Give a pal a handknit gift and you warm them for a couple of years. Teach them to knit and you warm them for a lifetime.