So I’m scrolling through my feeds this morning and I see this (first photo). It’s a hot water bottle cover. Exciting, I know. So I would’ve just continued on my way except… wtf? $105?! Are you kidding me?
This gives me pause because I recently made this:
Keep in mind, this was my first attempt at something like this and I freehanded it. (So far in my my crocheting adventure, I haven’t used any patterns. 100% winging it.) I thought it would be a bit of a challenge to figure out how to get around the angles and such. Cost? Maybe $5 for the yarn (100% wool, probably not organic), but I didn’t use the whole skein, so a little less than that. Time? I think it took me an afternoon. While watching movies.
So, basically on the $105 item above, we’re talking $100 profit. Assuming there are people who would actually pay $105 for a hot water bottle cover (who are you?), I clearly should give up this PhD thing and open up an Etsy store.
You won’t be getting $105 for a hot water bottle cover from me. I wouldn’t even know what to do with one.
Well, it keeps the hot water bottle from burning you. But seeing as you can just use a towel for that purpose, I don’t know why anyone would spend $105 for one. Hence: wtf.