Sometimes people pay me to knit stuff for them. They see things they like, they ask me to recreate them, and then they give me money.
It’s a good arrangement--the money part is certainly nice for me--and it forces me to learn; how this garment is constructed, how this technique is performed, etc.
Charlotte in my office is a good customer. She saw this scarf in the window of a snazzy Soho shop, balked at the $475 price tag, and asked if I could make it for her.
(The scarf disappeared from the window soon after, so I don’t feel too bad--the designer obviously found someone willing to spend that much on a scarf).