Monday, March 26, 2007

Label Rant: The Sequel

Many months ago, I posted pseudo-rant about Those Little Labels. Well, I am here to revisit that rant once again.

The other night, we were frequenting one of our favourite local places. I had worn one of my favourite turtlenecks, which I had thought were itch-free. I was wrong. It was not. Part way through the evening, I started to feel this little picky itch at the back of my neck. Picky itches are not my favourite. They seem to flare up and then disappear, but they don't totally disappear. They recur and recur, like an annoying fly that wants to have a chunk of your dinner. So, the picky itch starts, and you scratch it. Then the picky itch starts again, and you again scratch it.

So, for the most part. I tolerated as much as I could of this picky itch thing. I even had My Sweetie perform emergency surgery on my sweater to eradicate the nervy little bugger.

When I arrived home that evening, I got out my stitch riper, and tried to remove the remaining edges of the offending label. Do you know that I had a dickens of a time trying to grab a piece of the stitching which would then allow the remainder of the label to separate from the sweater? It was a task and a half I tell you.

Now, I can understand that companies have to get their brand on articles. That's okay. But there are some pretty nifty companies out there who have mastered the art of the picky itchless label. It's like a label that is ironed into the fabric, but there is no stitching or actual label that you can feel. It's like an invisible label, sort of. Very cool, and itch-free....invisible to the touch.

Anyway, I think I need to go and spend more time with my stitch-ripper, and continue eliminating my clothing of those irritating labels, because as sure as God made little green apples, one day I'll be out somewhere, and the old picky itch will return.

p.s. - I have never had this problem with underwear why is that I wonder?


latt├ęgirl said...

Re: your P.S.: maybe because we launder our undies a lot more often than we do our sweaters? So the labels get soft and itchless? I dunno.

Jeni said...

I hate dealing with those little thread-ripper things! No matter how hard I try, how I pore over the work at hand to be ripped, it is almost inevitable that I will accidentally manage to "rip" into a tad more than I had intended. I can't remember having a label yet that was making me itch, usually my problem with labels is simply they don't want to lay down and stay put Like good little labels should!

Barb said...

Ah.. now I do have trouble with some underwear labels! But then again I don't wear thongs. (Giggle.)