I finished crocheting the gray and purple scarf. I hope it is long enough. It is about is 62 inches long . Now, I am crocheting a gray beanie with a purple flower to match the scarf. Scarves can vary so much in length and width. They are never boring to make. They also make practical gifts.
I am featuring afghan as a spring /summer gift suggestion in my upcoming newsletter. Afghans really are great gift choices for any season and fit most occasions. Mother’s Day; graduations; weddings and housewarmings are some occasions for which afghans would make great gifts. I plan to donate an afghan to an auction in support of a camp I like. Many years ago, I donated an afghan at an auction for the same camp. I felt so happy and proud of myself when the afghan sold.
My problem is in determining the price to charge for afghans in my newsletter. I am offering ripple style afghans made of acrylic yarn. Measuring approx. 40 inches x 60 inches. Customers can choose if they want me to knit or crochet the afghans. I’ll check the Etsy site to compare prices. I am estimating yarn cost at $25-$30. I think its fair to charge $45-50 for crocheted afghans. I want to charge $55- $60 for knitted afghans. Shipping and handling fees will be extra. I’ll have to charge a 50% deposit on all orders to buy the yarn. I am still trying to determine how much delivery time is safe. I don’t want to disappoint any customers. Allowing 3-6 weeks may be a fair for delivery time estimate. The knitted afghans will take longer to make than the crochet afghans. I hope I get orders. Only time will tell. For now, I will just focus on finishing the gray beret with purple flower.