Yeah. I started out by making one of those scarves, and giving it to my mother. She wore it to church (HUGE church :shock: thousands of members), and received several requests. She wore it to work and got even more orders.
She called me that night and asked if I could make some. I agreed, and went to the store to buy more eyelash yarn.
I decided to send a couple to my husband's work, and got some orders from him too. :happydance:
I was working on one while we waited for our order at IHOP one night, and got two orders from the waitresses.
Needless to say, I was a very busy knitter for several weeks. I charged $15 for each scarf ($20 if the yarn was nicer). I think I sold about 30 of them....but it was probably more like 40 or 50. My hands were starting to cramp from all the stitching! :help:
The money was great, but the work became a drag. Some people would make requests like, "Oh make mine Vanilla with Silver Flecks" or "My daughter wants one in Purple, Red and Yellow". Matching those requests was really hard sometimes, and required too much time in the yarn store. I started to feel that the money wasn't worth it. :wall:
So, I quit taking orders and started knitting MY OWN requests instead.