There is this wonderful yarn company outside Portland, Oregon. They make the most wonderful hand-dyed yarns for socknitting, among other things. Amazing colorways (that’s the knitting geek term for different yarn colors). Real nice people, too. Every year they come to Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, and I bust my budget wide open.
The people from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, started a socknitting club. For a certain amount of money, you join the club if you want to, and throughout the year, you get new patterns, get to have the first new colors, and also get lots of yarn to knit socks (or whatever) with. So what’s the pilikia [trouble] then? Well, they went to their bank to arrange to accept credit card orders for paying for the club. And the
stupidhead suspicious bank managers came to the conclusion that no way could there be that many socknitters in the world, and made Tina and the rest of them at Blue Moon cancel all the orders and refund all the money, saying it was a scam. NOT!
Their business is legit. The bank didn’t even bother to Google “socknitters”, or “Blue Moon Fiber Arts” to make sure that there really are that many people who love to knit socks.
The whole socknitting community, and believe me, there are thousands of us, is up in arms. Where the debacle was first posted, on the famous Yarn Harlot’s website, there are already over 400 comments so far. Read the whole story here…