Sunday, April 11, 2010

economy of scope

I am taking an economics class and its talking about economies of scale and scope.  And I realzied I am an economy of scope.  Basically where you save money for producing many products.  When I make a beanie and scarf set, im saving money becuase i can use the same yarn and same knitting needles.  Rather than me having to go out and buy a new set of needles becuase i decide i want to make beanies, I already have them becuase i make scarves, and i also already have the experience, rather than going somewhere else and having them train me etc.  Im so excited that im putting my school work into my own real life YAY FOR ME!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bloggers and Kids

I was randomly looking through blogs, and 9 out of 10 had to do with kids!  I really don't know, i thought that was crazy!  I thought everyone just blogged about their personal opinions and politics, i didn't realize they shared pics of their kids, family, and just what they do every day!  thats crazy to me!  maybe i need to just write about what i do every day!

Support Handmade In America!

With everything that is going on in America and the world these days people are really stressing the fact that it is so important to purchase items made in the USA, to help support our jobs here at home.  There is no better way of doing that than to purchase items on is like ebay, but only for handmade items.  And to support your local artists in your area  search for your city on this etsy map!
There are so many Talented Artists on this website!  And some of them have no other source of income becuase of layoffs and job losses, and even at that, sales are declining for most sellers on etsy.  Show this website to your friends!  Buy items as gifts!  Or just treat yourself!  Everyone on etsy is so nice and most are willing to customize items just for you!  Just ask, all my experiences with fellow shop owners on etsy has been nothing short of amazing!  Customer Service is always number one!  Thank you so much for reading my blog post! 
Rachel Steck
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Two New Hand Knit Scarves

Just posted 2 new scarves to my new website, One is a freddy Krueger Scarf . Basically just a red and black scarf. Perfect for men and women!

My second item is a Blue and Black scarf. Its made with a softer thinner yarn that has a shine/sheer to it. Both scarves can be totally customizable!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Scarf

I just finished another scarf, this one im very excited about becuase it is a personal favorite! SO many pretty colors! Pink, Red, White, Brown, Tan, all on the same peice of yarn, which makes one beautiful handknit scarf!

So pretty! Measures to be 60 inches long and 6 1/2 inches wide, This scarf is sooo super warm and soft and is knit using TLC essentials Yarn! Check out my etsy shop at

I also sell handmade jewelry on etsy

My New Website and A little About Myself

Hello all and welcome to Custom Knit Treausres,

My name is Rachel Steck and my Hobby is Knitting. I have a Full time job at Walt Disney World that pays the bills, but my real passion is knitting scarves, beanies, mittens, purses etc! I have been knitting for many many years but only recently started selling on, which is like Ebay but for handmade items only, which i LOVE! I have two websites on etsy, one where i sell my handknit items, and one where i sell my handmade jewelry, This is a pictures of my most recent Handknit Beanie that i knit. Very beautiful White beanie with two green stripes toward the brim.

I am constantly knitting up new items! If you would like to subscribe to my newsletter to get Bi-weekly updates/notifications of sales and discounts/to know what im working on next, please follow this link and enter your email adress,