Monday, September 25, 2006

Pottery Yarn?

Is it just me, or does the new Lion Brand catalog remind you of a well-known housewares and furniture retailer?

I'd offer the well-known adage about lipstick and a pig (you're missed, Governor), but that would hardly be fair. At least, not to the Cashmere Blend.

15 Comments:

Blogger Ramona said...

You can't blame the pig for trying!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Putting lipstick on the pig seems to have made it more expensive too. :)

9:47 PM  
Blogger Olga said...

Aww, you better believe we miss Ann! Here is a gratuitous plug for very nice post the boyfriend wrote about her:

http://billnorris.blogspot.com/2006/09/ann-richards-1933-2006.html

10:03 PM  
Blogger gretchen said...

my first thought whent hat came int he mail was "my, do they have a new creative director or what?"

yeah.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Erica said...

I cannot believe that I'm saying this, but it actually struck me as more of a Garnet Hill production. Please don't hate me.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Definitely a different direction... it will be interesting to see what is next for LB.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

I was kind of sad that it wasn't as laughable as usual! :(

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Laurenw said...

I honestly don't see anything wrong with it. Am I missing something? In a world of high-priced (some would say over-priced)yarns and accessories, I've always been kind of relieved by LB's basic, un-pretentious yarns and patterns. It's nice to see them trying to beautify the look of their catalog. Let's face it; they've got to compete with some pretty scrumptious yarns - and yarn catalogs.

4:08 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Interesting. I guess LB's moving up in the world. . . :)

5:04 PM  
Blogger kate said...

Lipstick, yes. But as an ex-graphic designer, I have to applaud when companies finally get their act together and get decent stylists, photogs and designers.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Why don't they understand their niche? There's a real place in the market for cheap yarn. But it has to be inexpensive as well as cheap.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Yes, great new catalog, can't read any of it. It's not meant for old eyes.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Ellen said...

You know, when mine arrived, I thought it was Garnet Hill's catalog, too.

But no.

Makes me wonder who is behind this LB marketing facelift...

12:40 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Thanks for blogging the new new LB catalog. I was not sure of what to say. A Garnet Hill look does not really fit with LB yarn.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Philippa said...

Hee. In the words of my three-year-old cousin, 'That's funny'.

I quite like the look of that catalogue. Am I wrong? I've never met any Lion Brand yarn, other than in the archetypal Secret Pal questionnaire question: 'Are you a yarn snob? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand?' - so I guess that's half my answer. But what's so wrong with it? :)

2:15 PM  

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