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Humans of Smoky Hill | Ghost Swagerty

With many stitches and colors, a passion can be threaded together

At Smoky, the choice of hobbies in students varies from sports to photography, art and music. The hobbies are endless. The amount of students who make a business out of their hobbies is slim to none.

Junior Ghost Swagerty has vigorously been crocheting since 2020, and ever since, Swagerty has chosen to stick with their passion for crocheting and knitting.

“Honestly there wasn’t really a reason I was bored during the pandemic and just wanted something to do with my hands and it just kind of stuck with me,” Swagerty said. 

Throughout Swagerty’s journey through knitting and crocheting, their skill work has improved tremendously.

“I started with way less difficult pieces at first, I feel like it can be a little overwhelming at the beginning you know, you just have to get used to it,” Swagerty said.  

Throughout their time crocheting and knitting the pieces have started to become more complex and larger.

“I started out way smaller but my pieces have grown, now I can make pieces like sweaters and purses,” they said. 

Swagerty’s journey making crochet and knitted pieces evolved into being able to start selling pieces around the school. 

“Right now I’ve sold about five knitted sweaters to a couple of my teachers, a couple of them saw my work and ended up wanting to buy a couple,” they said. 

One of Swagerty’s first pieces sold to a Smoky Hill teacher.

Swagerty’s goal is to continue selling crocheted pieces and hopefully create a small business out of it. 

“That’s the goal is to get to the point of selling pieces on Etsy which I am working on right now, I’m just building up stock right now.” 

Although Swagerty’s shop isn’t running yet they are still selling custom items for those who want them.

“Currently I’m working on a jellyfish hat for someone, they had already ordered one and decided to get another one so that’s what I’m working on right now,” Swagerty said.  

Swagerty’s custom jellyfish hat that they are currently working on for a client.

With Swagerty creating their own clothing line, the prices vary depending on the time the piece takes. The range of pieces also varies, depending on time and size the price of each piece changes. 

“Pieces that will not be in my shop will definitely cost differently depending on what it is, I’m currently selling cardigans for 80 [dollars], jellyfish hats for 40 [dollars] and everything is up to how long the piece takes.” 

Throughout Swaggerty’s time creating pieces her passion for crocheting and knitting has grown tremendously, and continues to grow the more they continue to knit and crochet.         

One of Swagerty’s newer pieces will be added to their upcoming Etsy shop.

“It means a way that i can be creative in a way that can make people happy.”

— -Ghost Swagerty

Swaggerty’s passion for knitting and crocheting is what led them to start creating items to be able to sell.

The journey of creating their own line of clothing and continuing to grow their small business, all started with a passion and wanting to create something out of what they loved doing.

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