There are indeed many ways to save on knitting as frugal moms. This is one of my favorite hobbies and ways to save to still enjoy it, has become kind of a side hobby. Yarns, needles, patterns, books and other supplies become expensive over time. Hitting the point where a hobby costs more to maintain than enjoy is a fine line. My hope is for you to find ways to save with one of these tips and keep knitting.
Invest in Good Knitting Needles
Investing in good needles saves time and money. When I first began knitting every time I started a new project I had to buy new needles. After about a year, I finally invested in one good park set of knitting needles. Now, all I need to do is choose a size when knitting. All of the money has been spent up front. I do buy a set that can be added to, but using needles that I am familiar with has helped me save and enjoy my hobby much more.
Before that, I was purchasing needles that are just sitting in my basket now. Magic loop is another way to save, but that did not work well for me. Right now, I am very content with my purchase and knit often. Frugal moms love to find ways to save on various ventures, and hobbies is one way area that can cost more and more money to maintain.
Knitting with a nice set of needles will be payed back in abundance with all of the new projects that are waiting.
Find Free Patterns
Frugal moms find free patterns, and they are everywhere on the internet. Etsy also has very affordable knitting patterns. Buying expensive patterns from designers is not something I would do, but if I do, it would be a pattern that I would reuse for gifts every year or something along that line. Especially when starting out with a new hobby, spend as little as possible on it. As you grow with it, Then there is the opportunity to do more.
Save on Yarn
Several ways frugal moms save money on yarn vary. First, dyeing and spinning wool. In itself, this can also be a hobby, and does sound interesting. Know what yarn works with each project, as this will help with buying a high end yarn that is not necessary.
In addition to this, save money by shopping thrift stores and yard sales. So many people get rid of their craft projects or yarn for whatever reason. A friend of mine had someone give them baskets of yarn that they did not need or want. So, put the word out that you have a knitting hobby and maybe when someone is done with what they have it will be a gift to you.
Shop Sales at Stores
Most store hold sales on different yarns and other knitting products. Hitting a good sale is a potluck and frugal moms love to stock up. One suggestion would be to buy multiple of the same color so that in the future it is available for a project. There is nothing worse than being in the middle of a blanket and not having enough of the color you need.
Sell Patterns or Knitting Projects to Support This Hobby
Finally, to save money on knitting or any hobby, turn it into an income. Therefore, using the money you earn from selling handmade knit shirts, hats or gloves will substantiate the income needed for your own knitting projects. Who knows, this could become a great side hustle. So many times I have heard the saying to ” Do what you love”, and for me that is saving money.
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