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Hey everyone!! My trip went so well and I was able to keep my needles! Thanks to everyone for your help and suggests! I completely for got to blog about the first charlotte fiber festival I went to at the end of June!! It was soo much fun!! It wasretty small but it was my first fiber show as well as charlotte's first show so it worked out well!! I bought some beautiful yarn that I am really looking forward to knitting a project for a friend and something for myself!! I do have to get everyone's x-mas presents and the baby blanket that's still on my needles done first! So many projects and just not enough time. The 17 hour car ride home took a tough toll on my neck and upper back (and old injury) so I am not doing much knitting for a couple of days but I should be feeling better here in a few days, so back to knitting I will go!! I will be so excited when my family's x-mas gifts are done And that baby blanket for the baby that arrived a few weeks ago!! So much to do. I am trying not to feel overwhelmed and trying to just enjoy the knitting and not put too much pressure on myself. I am also looking into selling my knitted projects but again I don't want to put too much pressure on myself. For now I want to continue to just enjoy knitting, but there is a chance that I won't have a job starting in January so I am trying to think of other ways to make some money. Does anyone else sell their knitting?? Have u been successful? What do u think about they idea? Thanks everyone for this great community of friends and the great things I have learned and the ability it gives me to speak freely about my knitting and blog about something I love to do!

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Comment by Kory Raymond on July 24, 2012 at 5:46am
Oh wow!! That sounds liIke fun! I hope u will enjoy ur time. And glad u were able to come for the race! That is such a busy time of year here!
Comment by christina | AlohaBlu on July 23, 2012 at 1:36pm
I had never been to Charlotte before May, but had a great time. Hubby and I are NASCAR fans and we went to the Charlotte race at the end of May. We only stayed for a couple of days but wish we had more time to sightsee. I am flying into Charlotte in Sept then driving to South Carolina to Jo's shop for the dyeing workshop. (Jo is 'KnitWhich?' here on KP). Will be a quick trip but a lot of fun!
Comment by Kory Raymond on July 23, 2012 at 5:23am
Hi Christina! The charlotte fiber festival was the end of June. I know they are planning to have one again next year and I am sure it will be even better. Thank you soo much fo ur input on selling! I am glad that it can work and maybe one day I will be at hat point in my life!! I appreciate the tips and will df keep them in mind!! Why were u in charlotte in may? Do u come often?
Comment by christina | AlohaBlu on July 22, 2012 at 9:10am
Hi Kory! So glad you had a great time at Charlotte. When was the festival? I was in Charlotte at the end of May so am thinking I was there too soon.
I would agree with Cheryl on the knitted items for sale. I do sell my knitted socks and so far it's been good but not steady. Sales pick up in the fall/winter for knitted socks and I do have to be smart with my price point. I did start selling hand dyed yarn and wool to add to my items for sale and that's been great so far. It is a lot of work to dye, dry, take photos, process and post photos, sell then ship but I'm loving it so it is absolutely worth it for me. I have heard that some full-time dyers have been able to quit their day jobs but that was after years of selling. Good luck!
Comment by Kory Raymond on July 16, 2012 at 10:12am
I understand. The thing is I am working 2 jobs, about 12 hours a day during the school year and every other week this summer. It has been nice to have a break, and I've been looking for a job in my field for over 2 years now and starting to rethink what I really want to do, or better yet what god really wants me to do right now. My current day job told us that if we don't have a new contract by jan 15 then I won't have a job, so just struggling to figure out what's best and how and what I want to do and what will pay enough to cover my expenses. . . .so if I a, not going to make a lot with selling k tilting which from my research I agree. I think saving it for gifts is best for right now. . . Thanks for ur comments and suggestions! I understand what ur saying and really do appreciate u!
Comment by cherylbwaters on July 16, 2012 at 10:08am

I'm not saying it's not possible, but in most likelihood you won't make a ton of money.

Comment by Kory Raymond on July 16, 2012 at 10:03am
Thanks Cheryl! I don't think I realized that and will def keep it in mind! For now I will stick to giving my knitting as gifts! And continue the search for a better job!
Comment by cherylbwaters on July 16, 2012 at 10:00am

I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip. Nothing wrong with selling your knitting, but do remember that most muggles (non-knitters) don't have any idea as to how much time goes into it. That doesn't mean not to sell your knitting, but just don't be disappointed in how little others may think it is worth.

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