I posted this in my blog, but then I realized that not everyone reads everything.
I was at a shop that sells hand-made items. I stop by there every year, they have beautiful pottery, jewelry, wood work, ornaments, etc.
This year they had knitted items for the first time. The first hat I picked up had fairisle on the side and a flat top. $74!!! There were simple hats and berets and none of them was less than $40. A red seed stitch scarf with fun fur trim was priced for $50. The least expensive thing I saw was a pair of simple wrist warmers for $26.
I didn’t see people buying anything, but when someone asks you to make them something, remember what the tags say out in the 'real world."