I finally got up the nerve to stock my Etsy shop with a skein of yarn today. One skein, you ask? Yes. Baby steps, people. I have a huge box of homespun to sell and I spin more and more each day. So why was this a challenge? While looking at said box of yarn I panicked. I'm going to break down my train of thought:
1. I never spin yarn like this. (insert description of yarn here) In this case, the yarn is very undyed.
2. I suddenly like this yarn even though I didn't when I first spun it up. In this case, It's softer than I recall. It would be fun to knit with. I like the uneven parts and the balanced parts all playing together in this superbulky skein.
3. I am trying to make a go of being an artist, I must start selling yarn. Okay. Let's be realistic here. I should start with this particular skein because I will never knit with it. I have knitter's block when it comes to knitting with homespun. I almost never do it. It doesn't suit me. Everything is too precious. I'm afraid of ruining it's potential.
3.5 (sub thought) I hate crap acrylic yarn. But I also can't spend a lot on yarn. I like utilitarian, functional and pretty yarn. I should only knit with homespun. I need some chocolate.
4. I'm unemployed. I fear I will never find another job again. I also fear that I will find a job. This is known as artist's logic. I need a job for money but then I am a sell out. I love the Bohemian lifestyle but grow weary of eating beans and pasta at home every night, and ordering water when I find myself in a restaurant. So I really do want a job, but until that happens I keep myself busy writing and spinning and making art. (and watching TV and eating watermelon and entering contests and contemplating the cruelty of existence...)
That train has four and a half cars. Long enough. I know knitters everywhere understand the unspeakable problem of acquiring stash that you will never use. At least they only buy it. Imagine spinning it. It's like a collection. You wouldn't put that gold coin in a pinball machine, would you? What if I made something ugly out of that pretty yarn? I better just put the skein away and never touch it again.
Well, I'm thinking since I've taken the leap it will get easier from now on. I didn't know how to price this particular skein so I did some research and took the average price of other homespun on Etsy. It's nice and high so I won't have to deal with actually selling it!