Do you ever have one of those things that you always intend to do, but can’t find time for, and said project just stays on the back burner, year after year? My forever-on-the-to-do-list project was selling my patterns and knitwear on Etsy. Every time I set out to do it, I was overwhelmed by all the of the details I needed to work out before my shop could even go live, and that sense of “this is going to take me forever to do” made me push it to the bottom of my to-do list again and again.
I’ve done a lot of custom knitting and commissions orders, and I regularly design and knit for a local alpaca farm, but none of these things seemed to fit inside of a typical Etsy shop. After publishing a few knitting patterns last year, non-knitters began to ask me how they could buy the actual items and were surprised I wasn’t selling them on Etsy.
For whatever reason, I had a let-go-of-expectations moment and I just decided to make it happen, even if it wasn’t perfect or complete, I would list the items they were requesting and see how it went. So… I finally opened an Etsy shop! I’m planning for it to be a one stop shop for my made-to-order knitwear and knitting patterns and I will keep adding items as I am ready. Check it out here:
Let me know what you think, and if you’re working on any projects this year that seem to always stay on the to-do list, I’d love to hear about what made you finally decide to tackle them in the comments section.