Friday, September 30, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Just because you can... doesn't mean you should
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
And now for something completely different....
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
Bigger is not always better.
I've tried several times this morning, and I'll try a few more times this afternoon, but I just can't get a picture to upload. In the event that I can't get a pic to upload today, I'll post twice tomorrow.
Friday, September 23, 2005
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Needful....of taste perhaps?
Ah yes, more tacky crap marketed to the HYUKs.
This might (I said might) be acceptable, if not for the huge gaping holes strewn over it. I am not diametrically opposed to the oversized cowl, although I think they could have made it look less half-assed and sloppy. But holes that look like a moth got into your sweater drawer and had a feast? Absolutely not.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
While we're on the topic of novelty yarn...
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
White Hot Hate.
All things "fun" must be destroyed. I mean it.
Somebody ought to start a rumor that Martha Stewart said that Fun Fur is bigger than Jesus and then there'll be mass demonstrations and burnings of fun fur...
Hey, if it worked for The Beatles, right?
Monday, September 19, 2005
But wait, there's more!
Ok, this has to stop.
I am so freaking OVER this whole poncho/shawl thing. And I don't mean the knitters who enjoy making intricate, small-gauge shawls--those are classic and will always have their place.
But this shit? Has to go. Obviously done for the "I don't knit on anything smaller than a size 30 needle because I have no ability to delay gratification" crowd. Seriously, she looks like a mermaid caught in a tuna net.
This is the kind of thing that make non-knitters ask "did you make that?" But not in a good way.
Friday, September 16, 2005
Follow ye olde white rabbit.
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Is it me, or is it the dayQuil?
Let me start out by saying that I'm sick as a dog today, so if I'm less than coherent, well, bear with me, ok?
Now, I'll admit it. I'm hopped up on dayQuil and I may be prone to a bit of the old visual hallucination. Are those really knitted hotpant overalls made of self striping sock yarn? -blinks-
(Big fat smooshy thanks to Alligator Juice for scanning like, the entire issue for us.)
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
And, along with it, this horrifying bag, clearly riding the Felted Bag Trend Train.
Now the designer of this bag is someone I normally enjoy (and no, I'm not naming names, that always gets me into trouble). However, I think she was smoking some of those autumn leaves when she came up with this design.
Just because it's "clever" doesn't mean it's not "hideous." Just because you CAN attach dangling things that look like dead mice pelts doesn't mean you SHOULD.
Monday, September 12, 2005
Oh, wait. Let me say that again. -ahem-
You have got to be fucking kidding me.
And I know we don't normally publish our sources, but I have a feeling you all won't believe that these are actually patterns, that they're ready-to-wear or some such.
I assure you that these are indeed actual patterns.
Friday, September 09, 2005
Poor L'il Punkin.
Sorry Berroco. After that Gypsy bullshit from last time, you're going to have to do a lot better than this to get me all riled up.
(And before we get started, I know this isn't that ugly, but it is ridiculously ill-concieved.)
I ... -sigh- Who would do that to their toddler? I mean, little things are cute. I get that. Little pumpkins? Cute. Little kids? Cute. Ergo, Little kids dressed as little pumpkins? Cute.
This? Not cute at all. That kid is going to take two steps, catch her toes on the ridiculous tie thing that hangs down, take a header and be unable to catch herself because one of the armholes is completely obscured by leafy greens, and that's if -if- the kid can manage to get her arms out at all. And let's hope that nothing catches that leaf garland on the way down either... nothing like a strangulation device on a costume.
That kid is adorable, though. Hope she withstands the trauma of being photographed in this monstrosity.
Also (and look out, here comes Ms. Anal-Retentive) pumkin stems aren't black.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Bonus! Three awful items together in one picture!
Let's start with the freakin' hat. It looks like she shoved her head up a poodle's butt. Then we move on to the vest---if it's cold enough out for armwarmers and a thick hat, it's too damn cold for bare arms and midriff.
Yup, that's a "moment" alright.
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Friday, September 02, 2005
Just in time for your holiday weekend, we present our regular feature, the Reader Mailbag. Unfortunately, I forget who sent this to us so I can't properly give credit where it's due.
The sweaters themselves are not godawful....but what are they looking at?
And pockets? Do I see pockets in the man's version? Ok, I take it back, these may be awful.
Happy Labor Day everyone! And please consider contributing to the relief efforts: the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and many others need our help.