Saturday, March 19, 2011

Blast from the Past

By Diane of Lady Dye Fiber Arts & Design

I attended a celebration party this past Friday and Jessica of Reclaimed to You so graciously let me look through her stack of vintage knitting books that Beth of Elizabeth Brennick Designs gave her. I have always been fascinated at vintage knitting patterns. Maybe it's because what they knitted back in the day, isn't so vintage at all but their modeling poses are very fun conversation pieces. While enjoying the fabulous atmosphere of the party and looking through the box of books, I stumbled across a rather interesting letter.

Yes! The President of Bernat Yarns replied back to someone directly in regards to a project that she knitted with the Bernat yarn. I think it's so fascinating as a knitter to find something like this. They actually had experts examine the garment and provide feedback! I love how customer service back in the late 70s was just as important as it is now.

I know there's still quality customer service today but I have found through conversations with other fellow knitters that yarn company and knitting magazines are not as responsive to questions or problems. I will definitely hold on to a copy of this letter as a reminder of the joys of knitting.

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