Life & Events > It Takes All Kinds

It Takes All Kinds

There's a lady in town who supplies me with my dog hair for spinning. Last month I received a message in my Etsy Shop from another woman who told me she was a friend of my supplier and wanted me to knit her a little something like "a doll hat" made from the dog hair. The fact she mentioned she was a FRIEND of my supplier and she wanted a LITTLE something and was leaving it entirely up to me (the doll hat was just a suggestion) made me think she expected me to wash the dog hair, card it, card it a 2nd time, spin it, set the twist and then knit her something for FREE. I replied that I couldn't possibly give her a price without knowing exactly what she wanted. I didn't hear from her again. She contacted me through my Etsy Shop so she knows I'm a professional spinner/knitter. What nerve!

posted on Dec 3, 2017 10:45 PM ()


You handled that beautifully and it now appears evident that she, indeed, expected to get something for nothing.
comment by tealstar on Dec 9, 2017 2:36 PM ()
People who own their own businesses are the most assuming people I've run into, asking for free stuff without a bit of embarrassment. Have you published a post on your cleaning/carding/spinning process on chiengora and linked it to your sales page? I always liked reading that when you've written about it.
comment by drmaus on Dec 4, 2017 11:20 AM ()
I do have pictures of the process on the page I'm selling the finished chiengora but I don't have any prepared for sale yet.
I own my own business but whenever anyone offers me something I never assume it's free and always ask how much they want for it. Just this past summer someone offered me a large bag of wool for spinning. I asked how much and she said whatever I thought it was worth. When I looked in the bag I realized it wasn't spinning wool but a huge batt of old scratchy wool for stuffing quilts. When I told her I didn't want it she told me the quilters didn't want it either.
reply by nittineedles on Dec 4, 2017 12:07 PM ()

Comment on this article   

1,358 articles found   [ Previous Article ]  [ Next Article ]  [ First ]  [ Last ]