Do not meddle in the affairs of knitters…

Comments   0   Date Arrow  January 12, 2007 at 2:40am   User  by Granolageekmom

I love quotes and sayings of all kinds. I think it’s because I wish I could be clever and come up with smart things to say myself. A new favorite is one I just heard: “Do not meddle in the affairs of knitters, for they carry pointy things and know how to use them.”

Blue Moon Fiber Arts is a small company that came up with a great business idea- sell club type kits that people pay for a year at a time. Their (now former) bank decided that there was no way that many people could really be interested in sock yarn and they had to be running a scam, so they reversed all of the transactions to return the money to the customers. The whole story is at Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s blog, probably the most well known knitting blog on the internet.

I think it is just too funny that the bank held a meeting to decide if people were really ordering sock yarn. I know that banks have to be really careful to watch out for fraud, etc., but it doesn’t appear that they researched this very well at all. This was not a new company, nor was this the first year they offered the Rockin’ Socks Club. I’m sure this has been a huge nightmare for BMFA, but I think they will end up coming out ahead. Every knitting blog I know of now has the story, and almost everyone talking about it has declared their intention to order yarn from them. I love their yarn, so I sure don’t mind having an excuse to buy more! 🙂

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