Friday, August 1, 2008


Small Print
(Warning - this post may become boring!)

Have you noticed how many spool knitters
of today look similar?
These days of mass production and cost cutting
has "turned" our spool knitters into boring
same-shape figures of monotony. It turns out
that for serious collectors, we will have to
look for different colours, different attire, different
features, ...... get out those magnifying glasses to
play spot the differences!!
They might change the boxes - but you will
still find the same spool knitter.
Okay, we could collect the different boxes .....
different brand names, found in different
But even that can become a little boring.

Selecta Hobby made in Holland.



Nathalie said...

Ah! Ah!
You are right! I recognize spool knitters which I bought in boxes different from yours.

crazyhaberdasher said...

I think my little whinge may have jolted some designers to work on other styles, thankfully!
But what really happens here (with mass produced spool knitters) is that a lot of toy companies buy from the one supplier and make their own boxes/packaging for them. It has been this way for quite some time.
Companies like the old Spear & Sons, for example, had them made in a style exclusively for them.