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Old 01-13-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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What's up w/ Lion Brand???
Are they trying to change their image??? I suddenly started getting a "catalog" (just got it yesterday) with knitting patterns in it that are for purchase....I noticed they've got 100% wool out now (anyone tried it???) and cotton ease is back?

Think they've noticed there are a lot of fiber enthusiasts out there (re: the cotton ease and wool)? I think I've even noticed a change in the labels on some of the yarns when I'm at Michaels...

I went to Michaels to buy some baby pink 100% wool--thinking I'd try the new lion brand stuff but it doesn't come in that color (at least not at my michaels...only a fushia color)
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:46 PM   #2
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Yeah, I noticed the new labels on 100% wool at my Michael's, too...weird!
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:07 AM   #3
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I think they're trying to change their image to give themselves more of an "upscale" look, in their catalogs, on their skein labels, and on their website. If you go to their website, you'll also see that they have hand-painted yarns at OUTRAGEOUS prices.

I haven't used their 100% wool because Paton's Classic Merino is 100% merino wool (which is very wearable to me; not all wool is for me), it's cheaper per skein than the Lion Wool, and you get more yardage per skein.
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Old 01-14-2007, 02:45 PM   #4
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things might change again..

Nancy Thomas (former editor of Vogue) was at Lion Brand (these past 5 years or so.. and developing a new line of yarn, and patterns takes a few years) has left.. i think alot of these yarns are her influence..

now that she is gone...there will be new influences.. they may be good or bad, (depending on what you like!)
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:58 PM   #5
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I have noticed that they've brought out some nice yarns. But the newer, nicer fiber yarns have also resulted in them raising their prices on there old, still cheap fiber products as well.

I am excited about cotton ease being back, though!
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:01 PM   #6
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yeah, the print catalog is a LOT nicer than like 3 years ago.

I haven't been to Michaels in a while tho. I should go check out the Lion stuff.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:04 PM   #7
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On a related note.... Family Dollar has Lion Boucle for $1. Along with Paton's VooDoo and some other stuff...

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Old 01-14-2007, 05:09 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure I have enough "VOODOO" yarn as it is!
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:54 PM   #9
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I was just at the Lion's Brand website, and they have organic cotton yarn.
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:35 PM   #10
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Our local Dollar General has the Lion Boucle for $1.00 too. I got each of my daughters some for stocking stuffers for Christmas, and each of the skeins was defective. They were knitting along and all of a sudden the yarn was broken, several times in each skein. Probably why they wound up at Dollar General. Sort of like skeins with knots, but the opposite.
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