Author Archives: terri

Why am I doing this?

This comment expresses the feelings of many craftspersons. I do what I love because I love to do it. How do I make it pay off? I have just recently taken up crochet again now having found extra time. I … Continue reading

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How much can I sell it for?

Or, Mining Etsy: A follow up to my previous post. After calculating the cost in time and materials to create a simple project, like the pair of mitts, I started thinking. How much effort do I need to put into … Continue reading

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How much does it cost?

I’ve been asked recently if I sell my handknits, and how much they would cost. I don’t and I don’t know how much, so I decided to find out. First I installed this wonderful iPhone app, Timewerks, written by a … Continue reading

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Brainless Knitting (and a little spinning)

I spent the spring putting out a book and a summer knitting a bunch of new patterns (available on terrisheaknits.com) and now I’ve taken a little time off for some relaxation. A little spinning. The blue on the left is … Continue reading

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New Webstore is online

How long has it been? Too long. All of my designs – books and single patterns – are available in single shopping cart. http://terrisheaknits.com/ I’ve added three new patterns: two wraps and one pair of mittens. More new designs are … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Kate’s Dress?

As a handknitting designer, Conventional Wisdom dictates that you position yourself with either the craft market or the fashion market. This is a silly requirement, of course, because what we’re doing covers both sides. Most knitting designer blogs talk about … Continue reading

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I love you, Uncle Walter.

There are a few people you meet once, who change the direction of your life entirely. One of mine was my mother’s Uncle Walter. I must have been five years old or so, and he and his daughter Bonnie came … Continue reading

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I have not abandoned mittens.

Let me be clear on that. Mittens are not done. I will knit mittens for the rest of my life. Mittens are neat little succulent cookies of knitting. And to prove it, two new in-progress designs. Oslo, the proceeds of … Continue reading

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Brambles

My upcoming collection Botanica has a new member.  Brambles is a many-use design. Wear it as a shrug, a wrap, or use as a lap or baby blanket.   Rectangles are so useful, aren’t they? The design inspiration comes from the … Continue reading

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Lichen, Digital Publishing, etc.

Thanks for the thoughts, guys.  I’m leaning toward going digital for Botanica.  But BEFORE I DO.  Remind me to finish the pattern for Eskimo!  Need to get it to Piecework ASAP. And when that is out the door, I’ll get … Continue reading

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