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as far western Maryland as you can get & still be in Maryland
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Married empty nester & loving every minute of it! Mom to four retired racing greyhounds, Harley, Blue, Willow & Smoky. (Also have a fool pussycat, three cockatiels, five parakeets, a cage of zebra finches, & an aquarium.) Knitting is my passion. I am not especially good at it, but I'm learning.
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At 5:52am on November 6, 2010, Peggy Stuart said…
Welcome to the Spin Along! I hope you have as much fun as I've been having!
At 8:44am on November 5, 2010, cherylbwaters said…
I'm sure you already know, but Ravelry is a great source for finding patterns.
At 8:27am on November 5, 2010, cherylbwaters said…
Since I've never test knitted I can't really say, but I'm sure they get a little bit. I know that NoKnitSherlock test knits for KP and I believe for others also. But I don't know what or how much she gets paid. I'm sure it's not very much.
At 8:12pm on November 4, 2010, PickleSue said…
Besides... you'll be one of the 'real' spinners so soon it will make your head spin too. :)
At 6:59pm on November 4, 2010, norma said…
hello there,thank you for your reply, KP is fun , i have knit for years, since i joined kp i have not been knitting, the interest has left me as it has done before, it will return as always . i believe if you want to learn about something you have to watch, learn, and listen to every thing you can,,, educate yourself before you get started.. and the ladies on kp will help you through just ask ,, not me mind ,lol i don't spin and never have, but you will do it ... i love your dogs they are beautiful,i hope they are happy, as that breed have nice natures, and their names are cute.. it will be nice to get to know you , i hope to hear from you again , happy knitting --- soon to be spinning.. --norma--
At 5:23pm on November 4, 2010, cherylbwaters said…
I just read your bio over in Ravelry about how much you would have to charger for a scarf. Well, last January Lucy Neatby blogged about a knitter who was upset that Lucy's patterns were around $6 a pattern. Here is the response I posted on her blog:

"I’m wondering if someone who thinks $6.00 for a pattern would like to get paid next to nothing because whether it is in designing or in actual knitting, that’s about how much the non-knitting public expects to pay. I’m embarrassed that a knitter would expect us to work for nothing.

"There is a place for new designers to do the inexpensive patterns for a specific yarn company, especially if it is for just a download since no printing costs are involved.

"But at the same time, designers with experience deserve the recognition of their expertise.

"Once someone asked me to knit a Christmas stocking. They asked if it would be about $25.00. I just laughed and they said $50.00? That would be really expensive! Well, at $50.00 that would pay me about $25 for the 25 hours worth of knitting time. If I knit 3 a week [that's a 75 hour work week of JUST knitting] and was able to get the yarn at wholesale prices. My net income for a 75 hour work week for 52 weeks [no vacations, weekends or holidays] would be about $6,240.00 a year if I don’t count any other expenses other than the yarn – such as shipping, etc. I wouldn’t have to worry about income taxes because I’d be well below the poverty level. Which would be good because I’d have to be on medicaid for all the medical problems I would have with my hands from knitting 75 hours a week or 3,900 hours a year.

"Hmmm….. sounds like a good deal to me!"

You might want to let your DH know those scarves are worth every bit of $10,000.00!
At 4:59pm on November 4, 2010, cherylbwaters said…
Oh, we are so glad you joined!
At 4:28pm on November 4, 2010, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
Wecome to the Spin Along! Have fun! We are! ♥Susan
At 4:22pm on November 4, 2010, Nutty4Knitting said…
Just got the email that said you joined the Spin Along!! YEA!! Welcome!!
At 3:11pm on November 4, 2010, PickleSue said…
Oh, my goodness, yes!!! Join!! I joined before I even had my spindle. :) So you're way ahead of where I was. :) You won't be bothering anyone! I'm a newbie, too. There are only a handful of people that have been spinning longer than a year! Besides- everyone loves to answer questions and help and give advice if they can. The gals will be elbowing each other out of the way so they can help you first. :)

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