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#1 of 184 Old 06-30-2004, 01:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Sorry to cause all the commotion. :
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Now, those are cute!!!
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well now...your having a great fluff week arent you?!?
That is an adorable pair of shorts
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It seems I have seen those before.....
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those are so cute! If you don't mind me asking, what was the $? And do you think she does custom longies (thinking ahead to winter).
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Those are SO cute. Where did you come up with the cactus idea?
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Those are SO cute. Where did you come up with the cactus idea?
I live in AZ and wanted something that would symbolize that. My friend and I started looking at Italian charms of cacti and I thought -- "that is what I want on Maxi's butt!"

I originally was going to have her do fishes but she ran out of the color I wanted and I didnt think the fish would look right on yellow. When I saw the yellow it looked so sunny to me so I figured what better to go with the sun?!
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those are so cute! If you don't mind me asking, what was the $? And do you think she does custom longies (thinking ahead to winter).
They were $27.99 (included shipping)! Can you believe that! That is the best price around!

She does do longies too!
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I love the yellow and cactus combination!

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Yowza! Those look great, good detail work. Nice price too. I knew she did customs, but I didn't think she'd do shorts or longies. You'll have to post pictures of them on Max!
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Cute!!!
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They look great.

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Ooohhh How pretty! How do you get on her custom list???
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Those are pretty!
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Those are freaking adorable!!!!! I need some!

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Those are so cute! Love the colors, and the cactus on the butt is just priceless.
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Adorable!
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It seems I have seen those before.....
I keep re reading this post and wondering what this means...seen this wahms shorts before? seen the cactus embroidery?
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cool! Can't wait to order some longies in october....lol, i would order now but don't know how big dd will be then.
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Ooohhh How pretty! How do you get on her custom list???
Stephenie
Just look her up on ebay and email her. She doesnt have a site -- just an ebay store but she is really easy to work with via email.
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Does anyone know her Website???

Non Practicing Midwife, going back to school! Mamma to my 3 loves, living each day to the fullest.
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Those are awesome shorts - love the colors!!


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It seems I have seen those before.....
You may be thinking of my custom KSS that I got a couple months ago: http://www.koolsheepsoakers.com/kool...php?id_gall=92
We lived in AZ for 10 years, and DH and I were married there. I worked with Karen to come up with a pattern to commemorate my : for the state!
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those are so cute! If you don't mind me asking, what was the $? And do you think she does custom longies (thinking ahead to winter).
Longies are 30 with US shipping--I ordered some.
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Yeah, the cactus looks familiar. Maybe it was in the KSS gallery?

Cute shorts, I bet your boy will look so cute in them this summer.
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I keep re reading this post and wondering what this means...seen this wahms shorts before? seen the cactus embroidery?
I was thinking the same thing....I've seen that embroidery before....I remember someone making a comment about it looking like the desert/Arizona.

It's beautiful!!
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Those are awesome shorts - love the colors!!



You may be thinking of my custom KSS that I got a couple months ago: http://www.koolsheepsoakers.com/kool...php?id_gall=92
We lived in AZ for 10 years, and DH and I were married there. I worked with Karen to come up with a pattern to commemorate my : for the state!
Bingo! that's what I was remembering.
I love cactus/desert scenes.
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I still can't believe you all would order this stuff from someone who *claims* that it is her 2 sisters living in China who are cranking out all these soakers out by hand. It plain doesn't compute, with the price tag on these things. I don't think many of you realize how long it takes to knit soakers & shorts & pants by hand - if you did, you'd feel guilty for paying so little.

Kinda neat how the BJM cactus looks EXACTLY like the KSS cactus, right down to the curve of the branches & the placement of the lazy-daisy white flowers What a coincidence.
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Wow! Those are super cute!
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Awww, how cute!
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I still can't believe you all would order this stuff from someone who *claims* that it is her 2 sisters living in China who are cranking out all these soakers out by hand. It plain doesn't compute, with the price tag on these things. I don't think many of you realize how long it takes to knit soakers & shorts & pants by hand - if you did, you'd feel guilty for paying so little.

Kinda neat how the BJM cactus looks EXACTLY like the KSS cactus, right down to the curve of the branches & the placement of the lazy-daisy white flowers What a coincidence.
I agree that it looks a lot like the KSS cactus.

But do you have info that her claims are false? Because it makes sense to me. The wage is cheaper in China because everything is cheaper in China - living expenses, etc. I have knit soakers and it takes me a while but I am pretty new to it. I am sure if I was a very good knitter, I would be able to do it a lot faster. I have bought 2 soakers from her and I guess quite frankly I don't feel badly about it. When you consider a lot of the big name soakers - BBB, MM, for example aren't THAT much more (~$22 for a BJM and ~36 for a BBB) it just that they are in higher demand with a lower supply.

I guess the question is, is it wrong for us to pay a woman in China less, if that is what she asks for, when her living expenses are less - should we insist on paying more - i.e. what you'd pay someone in the US? Quite frankly, the prices for the BBB and MM are way less than a good wage - i.e. if it takes say 6 hours (just a guess, it takes me MUCH longer) to knit a soaker, and you ask for $36, that's only $6 an hour. SHould we be paying more for US-made soakers on principle too? I guess I am just not sure what the problem is, unless we know that this is some sort of sweat-shop. The fact that she takes custom orders makes me feel like it isn't but I guess I could be wrong. What if these are WAHM's in China, and the $22 they get for a soaker is actually quite a bit of money for them?

BTW, I have seen other soakers sell for around the same price or less on EBay - mostly crocheted, not knitted, but still. And they definately look hand-made to me.
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