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Friday, August 17, 2007

new job

i have the day off from work today because we are waiting for the network to tell us if they like our episode. yay! then, most likely, i'm done with this job.

i have decided, and posting this here will help me stick to my decision, to knit some things to sell for the fall season until i get another editing job. i want to make something that i can sell right away to see whether i can make a tiny bit of a living at it. and then maybe i could knit instead of edit. not that i don't like editing, but i'd like to try something i feel more passionate about. clothes. i am very passionate about clothes.

i thought vests would be good. hats and scarves won't sell until it gets much colder. vests are very "back-to-school" looking and can be worn even if it's still not very cool in september, which it probably won't be.

i'm going to make them out of reclaimed yarn, that is, yarn that comes from unraveling a secondhand sweater. that way, my costs will be minimal, and it will be so eco!

i just won a set of knitting needles on ebay for an insanely reasonable price through my stealth method of only bidding at the very last second. this way, i have every size so that i don't have to run to the local yarn store every time i use a new kind of yarn.

there are all kinds of stores now in new york that offer items made by independent makers, and this one even specializes in repurposed and eco garments and jewelry. it's right around the corner from my apartment, and maybe they will want to sell my stuff. i'm going to make ten vests and then try to get a store to sell them. at the very least, i will sell them on etsy. (i love the idea of etsy; here are some of my favorite items.) if i am successful, i will make hats and scarves this winter. of course i will be blogging it all. i'll make a new blog for it. "tiaworks"?

until my needles arrive, however, i am going to finish my labradorite necklace and sew some more napkins.


At 5:39 PM, Blogger Lori Mocha said...

Why vests?

At 7:07 PM, Blogger sarahfisch said...

You are insanely productive, like a hip pioneer lady, Lady.

At 10:56 AM, Blogger chartreuse velour said...

warren says vests are the new uggs. get with the program, lori mocha.

that ain't nothin'. check out the next post....


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