Sunday, June 22, 2008

Made in the U.S.A.

I don't always read the Sunday comics but today it was the first section of the paper that I read and I'm so glad. "Family Circus" was great!.....

Billy said... "Know what? My pants were made in Thailand, and my shirt was made in Mexico. I bet we don't have any clothes made in the U.S." His sister said, "Wrong, Billy! I know this sweater was made in this country 'cause I watched Grandma knit it!".

Wow! That's so cool! Another great reason to knit! As if there weren't enough great reasons already!

It seems like there isn't much of anything in stores these days that's made anywhere but China, Thailand, Indonesia, Mexico, etc. I'm happy for those people to have jobs but what about jobs here? I've been hearing of more and more mills and factories closing in America...some that had been existence for generations...and production of fabrics and other goods are now being done in China. As a result, I wonder if a lot of skills will be lost in America. That's a sad and scary thought. It's exciting when I find something that's been made here in America or somewhere like Canada or Europe. I hope we don't lose that completely.

I think I'll go do some knitting now and make something in the U.S.A.!!! :-)


Sel and Poivre said...

Starting with back to school shopping last autumn I started checking the lable of every item I buy for its place of origin.

It very interesting to see where things come from. For example, I learned that while all our packaged cookies are made in Canada, crackers all seem to come from factories in the USA.

I now have a very good sense of where our purchases originate and I think the exercise has made me a more informed consumer for sure!

Acorn to Oak said...

That's interesting about the cookies and crackers. I'm not sure if I've seen anything from Canada yet. I have been noticing more and more foods from outside of North American though.

Acorn to Oak said...

I just realized that one of my current favorite yarns, "Sugar n Cream" is made in Canada! :-)

hopalong682003 said...

Hi Cheryl...

Thanks for your kind note on my blog. We miss you on yarn night, too. I know nothing's going on Wednesday mornings, but Tuesdays are still going strong. We'd love it if you stop by!!

dog face girls said...

Hi Cheryl,

I posted a response to your question about little round eyes on my blog. I have some onyx beads that are 2mm and that is pretty small.