Saturday, January 22, 2011

Totaly heartbroken at the news...

I am completely heart broken to have read this article ! This country has lost so many jobs, and this is another 81 that will be gone. 81 families, 81 tax payers, 81 members of a working 'family'. How thrilled have I been over the years to knit with their yarns, knowing that they have a plethora of colors to have chosen when I order, and to know it has been a fabulous product still made here within our own country's boundaries! Not outsourced, not imported, but made here in this country.  When companies are sold to another company, changes are made, that's the nature of the beast. What's to come of being able to pick from their wonderful array of colors, and order them on the cones. Walmart doesn't sell the colors I love to knit. I don't know of any brick and mortar store that does. I love using their cones for my kitchen sets, for the placemats, the matching towels, dishcloths, and sack socks. It saddens me greatly to think I may never see these wonderful products available again.  For me, personally, I wonder how many more kitchen sets I'll be able to produce, if their products aren't available for other knitters to purchase to knit up my patterns. Heartbroken, just totally heartbroken.

Please, bring the jobs back home! Bring them home.

20 comments:

Panhandle Jane said...

I agree totally with your comments. What a shame!

Anonymous said...

Which company are you referring to?

Vicki Suan said...

I read about it too, on Ravelry. Now, Sugar and Cream will have a monopoly on kitchen cotton yarns and theirs is not soft at all. I just hope that Spinrite keeps the US location open even as a distribution center so those people can keep their jobs. Really sad.

Cathy said...

Spinrite owns Sugar and Cream.

Cathy said...

Click on the link for the article, it's Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing.

SHELL said...

That is messed up - I have quite a bit of their cotton yarn right now - my kids got me some for Christmas too. Maybe I better go stock up? I really like the "I Love That Cotton" too at Hobby Lobby - but it is more expensive. Maybe someone will come along and save our cotton! I hope so. :(

Shweta Shankar Khatri said...

Really sad news!

Anonymous said...

Cathy:
Aren't you coming back? We miss you and your blog!!
Deb

Cathy said...

Yep, just waiting on my schedule and my computer. Hate computer issues, I'm still knitting!

suestone said...

Do you belong to Peaches and Creme's group on Ravlery? We're having mass ordering sprees bf the orignal Peaches and Creme is all gone. Who knows what Spinrite will do to it, besides they've jacked up the prices.

Another heartbroken Peaches and creme fan,
Susan

Katminder said...

Still missing you! Have you tried rebooting your computer? hee hee, my tech savvy kids ALWAYS tell me that! Hope you're back to writing soon! k

Anonymous said...

I am missing your blogs, too. Come back soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Cathy:
Do you realize you have been missed? Some folks in your knitting group are worried about you and are about to send out rescue squad!! Hope all is well with you!

Anonymous said...

Are you coming back? Have you quit on us, your followers? 3.5 months have been too long since you last blogged! Should we whine?? LOL!

Barbara C. said...

I think it's a situation of a small company not being able to compete. Cotton prices have doubled in the last year. If the company isn't profitable, it can't pay salaries etc. so it doesn't make sense to stay open. I imagine all cotton products will be quite expensive.
I feel your pain. I was so sad when Mother's Cookies shut down a couple of years ago!!!

Anonymous said...

Missing your postings and patterns.
Hope all is well with you and your family.
Dorothy

Anonymous said...

I miss your postings!!

Anonymous said...

Do you have a preemie hat pattern for worsted weight yarn. I have a very special request for a camoflauge preemie hat. Thank-you in advance, vstray@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Cathy:
Have you forgotten us your blog followers? Are you coming back?
We miss you and your chat! We want you back! Hope all is well with your family!
Deb

Anonymous said...

hi cathy - missing your blog postings - please return soon. prairie mom