Now I just need to make a few decisions. Yarn weight, colour, shape, style, it's quite a list. Dad is leaving the design decisions to me - all he asked is that I attach a label with the care instructions and saying that it has been designed and hand-knitted by me.
I have no intention of branching out into commissioned hand-knits. For me, the business side of things is in the design. The knitting itself I do for love, which is mainly why, so far, I design items that I want to have myself, or that are intended for a specific, special individual. Knitting takes time and lots of it, and if I'm going to use my precious time to knit I want to get an item I love at the end of it. I work, I have a family, there just aren't the hours in the day to add in commission knitting as well. But commission designing? I can do that! And for my Dad, I'll find the extra hours to knit it too. He's worth it!