One of knitting’s secrets is to be very familiar with all of the little tips and tricks that you can use for any project. Whenever I go to forums or even visit my favorite LYS (aka my ‘local yarn shop’) there are knitters there who have been knitting for years and some are still not familiar with little techniques that are not only time savers, but knitting life savers, as well.
If you have something to sell that is related to your site’s topic, sell it on your site! For example, if you have a fishing site, why not sell fishing poles, bait, or hooks?
Not Goth — how about alternative knitting? There are books galore that take you beyond basic New products every week. Knitting with Wire, Knitting Over the Edge, Knitting Mochimochi, and Pretty in Punk are just a few over the edge books to get you started.
The time-honored profession of teenagers is babysitting, but a micro business can offer something new or different. A unique twist to a typical babysitting job might be to add extra knitting services such as doing laundry, pet-walking or light housecleaning for an extra fee. Or a teenager could offer to babysit regularly. One teenager made her babysitting micro business unique by advertising to neighbors that she was hosting a regular babysitting service every Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in her home. Her customers could plan ahead knowing they had childcare that evening.
My daughter Sarah is interested in photography and took senior pictures of her friend Kelsey. Sarah loved it, and Kelsey’s parents were thrilled to receive a CD of over 100 photos. Now Sarah can use their comments and Kelsey’s pictures to help launch a micro business doing senior portraits for friends.
Wood and bamboo needles are warm to hold and are quiet to use. Stitches are less likely to slip off these needles so possibly good for beginners to learn with. They may need smoothing down with sandpaper though and also can break if you put too much strain on them.
A sock knitting machine looks complicated at first, and takes perseverance and patience to master. But once you’re on a roll, you can create countless design combinations in various colors and sizes.