Just so you know…

January 10th, 2005 · 9 Comments · Hooks

You will not be seeing any of those sparkly crochet hooks on the web. It is beyond my understanding, but I guess Skacel just doesn’t have much interest in selling them. Perhaps they want certain products to remain exclusive… available in fine yarn shops only, if you know what I mean. Here is the e-mail I received today.


We thank you for your recent inquiry into the Skacel Collection. However, at this time we are solely working with privately owned and operated yarn shops. We will not be opening any new accounts for internet- or home-based businesses, gift shops, chain stores, craft stores, etc. I apologize for any inconvenience.

If in the future our policy changes, we will be sure to contact you.

Kind Regards,
Skacel Collection, Inc.
Seattle, WA

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julie // Jan 11, 2005 at 12:37 am

    :-: I don’t have a problem giving my business to the smaller yarn shops and can understand why Skacel may want to help them in that regard. I just don’t have a choice, not having an LYS in my area. Big meanies! ;)

  • 2 Vera // Jan 10, 2005 at 10:35 pm

    For those who are interested, I’ll see how many my LYS has and I’ll be willing to pick some up.

    Just e-mail me.


  • 3 Dawn // Jan 10, 2005 at 8:42 pm

    Hmmm-this explains why I could not find them anywhere…and I looked!!! So if they do not plan to sell online-then where can folks get them if they have NO shop nearby to buy them from?
    Just a question. Thanks for the update on this…guess I will continue crocheting with my plain ole, plain ole hooks. Sigh

  • 4 Donna // Jan 11, 2005 at 12:40 am

    If my LYS had them, I would indeed be buying them up. But, as you said, there are many, many people who either don’t have an LYS or who have an LYS that does not carry these hooks or *eek!* does not even carry crochet supplies at all!

  • 5 Donna // Jan 10, 2005 at 8:54 pm

    My thoughts exactly, Dawn. Harrumph!

  • 6 Donna // Jan 10, 2005 at 10:21 pm

    Oh, I had no intention to tease! :D I seriously would have set up shop to sell them here on my web site if they’d have let me. *sigh* I’m not sure if e-mailing would do much good, but you could try. The only contact info they give on their site is for retailers who would like wholesale information. *sigh again*

  • 7 Christa // Jan 16, 2005 at 9:46 pm

    Oh, that’s too bad. It would be awesome to have one, but all the LYS around here are geared toward knitting and don’t have any crochet hooks to speak of (let alone a glittery one). *sigh* I suppose I will just have to admire yours from afar, LOL!

  • 8 Dawn // Jan 10, 2005 at 10:03 pm

    Oh, you big tease!!
    Those are awesome and aren’t you lucky. Maybe if we inundate them with inquires and pleas they’ll be forced to give in to the masses?!
    ~ DAWN

  • 9 Joy // Jan 12, 2005 at 3:55 pm

    Yay for getting one of those sparkly hooks!

    I want one so badly, but so far have had zero luck finding one.

    One bad thing about living in Montana, there is no such thing as a LYS. :(

    Maybe I should move! ;)

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