Going through a bag of yarn I recently bought at a thrift store, I found a few interesting, "vintage" labels. This one takes the prize for Most Amusing:
Jonathan Livingston Seagull Handicraft Yarn. I remember my parents talking about reading the novella in school (back in the 70s), and it just strikes me as hilarious that there was a brand of yarn "based on" the book.
(I see that it was originally 48 cents at K-Mart.)
Check it out! This is "a very special yarn based on the very special thoughts expressed in JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL." It's "for creating any number of imaginative, unique items by any handcraft process you choose-- rugs, crocheting, knitting, macrame, etc. The versatility of this acrylic yarn is limited only by your desire to create."
Limited only by my desire to create... That's deep, man. Deep... ;o)
"Acrilan! An acrylic fiber by Monsanto." Capitalizing on the popularity of some random book (that as far as I can tell had nothing to do with yarn). It's the American way!