Originally Posted by pamelamama
I'm so sorry... but seeing hand knit wool soakers going for under $20 makes me really really sad. Did someone say $10?
I totally agree. Even if the soaker maker uses inexpensive wool, a large size soaker would use at least $4-5 worth of yarn. Like everything else you make, you also need supplies like knitting needles and measuring tapes and tapestry needles and other misc stuff too boring to mention. Even if you don't count the cost of supplies, that means that the soaker maker is getting only $5-$6 for her labor. I know the fastest knitters can make a soaker in a few hours, but most probably spend substantially more than that.
It does make me feel very sad, too.