I just had a commission on two knitted squids fall apart – I won’t go too deep into it here except to say that I’m okay with it, actually kind of happy that it didn’t work out. It was on a barter, and I wouldn’t have been able to get what I wanted out of the deal. But any scheme that starts out “Squids for (blank)” makes me happy.
Picture me, the urchin on the sidewalk with a sign, “Will Knit Squids for Food.”
That’s actually a dream I’m starting to follow. I’m building a ladder up to that solar powered hover castle: I’ve started submitting patterns for publication, and I started selling my patterns on etsy a couple months ago. And any of you long-time friends and lurkers will have noticed (and hopefully not been too annoyed by) the sudden flutter of buy-it-now buttons on my pattern pages – folks can get their download on right here. I bought a domain last week – tattingmydoilies.com is now mine all mine. There’s only the shell of a page up right now, but there’s a pretty picture!
I’m excited about spreading out into a full-on website ’cause it means I can move all the dollar signs over to a shop page and this here blog can just be a regular old blog again – where I can think out loud and share my prides and progress and foibles and misadventures, and talk up other people that knock my socks off.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the economics of trying to get paid for making things, and about how money for “craft” works vis-a-vis money for “art”. But right now I’m totally in love with the idea of bartering.
So: Dear universe – I knit squids, what do you do? Want to trade?
Will Knit Squids for Tatting Lessons.
Will Knit Squids for Massage.
Will Knit Squids for a Bottom Bracket.
Will Knit Squids for Web Design.
Will Knit Squids for _________