You get what you pay for?

Thursday, December 14th, 2006
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Take-Out Knitting KitMore like you pay for the packaging.

Take-out Scarf Knitting Kit

Assorted “flavours”: green pepper, sweet & sour, black bean, lychee.

21.50$ CAN

Contains all the necessary ingredients for a spicy scarf! Includes approx. 108 yards of acrylic yarn, knitting needles & instructions.

It’s not even called a pattern. It’s called instructions. For $21.50 CAN.

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7 Comments to “You get what you pay for?”

  1. I guess it would appeal to a non-knitter looking for a last minute gift for someone who wants to knit. Otherwise, not so much.

    Comment by
    Carole
    December 15, 2006 @ 6:36 am
  2. But, it provides ideas for knittiers to gift each other! C’on! We can do that!

    Comment by Carol
    December 15, 2006 @ 7:12 am
  3. Um, that’s knitters

    Comment by Carol
    December 15, 2006 @ 7:13 am
  4. I saw those a couple of weeks ago but not the price -WOW. There is also a drink/hat? line.

    Comment by Teresa
    December 15, 2006 @ 11:45 am
  5. I don’t mind the price, but only if it’s actually worth it. But a pair of crappy (look like plastic) needles and 108 yards of acrylic yarn? That’s got to be worth $6, tops. 108 yards! That’s not even enough for half a scarf. I bet they’re assuming the giftee won’t make it to the end before realizing that.

    Comment by Eve
    December 15, 2006 @ 12:14 pm
  6. $21.50 … wow! and it isn’t even wool yarn. certainly not worth it for acrylic.

    Comment by Rhonda
    December 15, 2006 @ 1:51 pm
  7. Sadly, I think I saw these kits in one of the gift shops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art recently. Why? WHY?

    Comment by carrie
    December 17, 2006 @ 12:42 am

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