Yeah, I laugh at what people think something costs vs. what it actually does cost.
Several years ago, I knitted a sleeveless top for my sister-in-law. She chose the color and was thrilled with the finished garment.
My mother saw it and wanted the same top in another color. I knitted it and mailed it to her. A few weeks later, I called to be certain Mother got the top. She had. And threw it away because "it was just a piece of home made cr*p".
"Ummm, no....it was a handcrafted, custom-fit top in the fiber, style and shade you requested."
I have a co-worker who is an absolute joy to work with. She also was a helicopter mechanic while serving in the military and suffered frostbite on her hands.
In the winter, our offices can be quite chilly. CW's hands would hurt due to her history. It was difficult for her to work at all.
I knitted a pair of fingerless gloves of a wool blend in her favorite color. She loves those gloves and locks them in her desk when she is not in the office.
Co-worker #2 has the cubicle next to CW. She saw the fingerless gloves and stated her own color preferences for herself, her teen-aged daughter and her mother. Except she also wanted intarsia of a certain style on one pair, beading on another and a mix of cables and lace on the third. And they needed to be made of a type of wool she had heard of but never actually touched.
I smiled and told her "I am happy to teach you to knit. My next beginner's class begins on X date at X time at X location. The cost is $XX per person for the month of classes. I will give you a supply list when you pay the tuition."
And, for the record, CW#2 is the reason CW has to keep her gloves locked up....they keep getting "borrowed"
And people wonder why I don't knit "on demand"