Thursday, May 29, 2008

You wore what to exercise class?

I swear I am working on crochetted projects. I am slowly but surely finishing some winter scarves, but when it is 100 degress, it makes it hard to work on something for winter. I will take pics and write about those soon. However, this week, I am continuing with making fun of interesting crochet patterns.

I was perusing the Lion Brand Website when I came across this gem. Yes, this is a current pattern. No, it is not from their archives from when Staying Alive was in the theaters.

My guess is, you are supposed to wear this to yoga or interpretive dance class. Not sure why you would need neckwear if you are exercising, or the gloves for that matter. And a belt is always good to wear to hold up your tights and leotard. Maybe it is an outfit for praising some sort of idol or joining a silly walk society. Regardless of it's purpose, it certainly is not on my list of future projects. Unless someone has an 80's themed party.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Please, just buy a dress

So, Linda and I are out for our MNO (Mom's Night Out) which always ends with coffee drinking and reading magazines at a book store. Now, we usually pick up the few crochet magazines that are around, partially to find cute patterns and mostly to make fun of the hideous items that make crocheting look like something that only old ladies who can't get over the 70's do. We found such a pattern. I am flipping when I find what I think to be the worst item to give out as an idea.

Notice the Mother of the Bride - yes, that ensemble is crocheted too and the pattern is provided. Someone will pick up their monthy edition of the magazine and decide "Hey, that is a great idea." Unfortunately, they will be wrong. They should immediately bang their head on the table in order to make them forget what they just thought about. The magazine had more pictures and angles of the dress - No, they didn't help make it any better. The only redeeming item is the veil and no, that is not crocheted.

Now, don't get me wrong. There are a lot of very beautifully crocheted wedding dresses. Especially the vintage Irish crochetted lace dresses. Those do not look like this. Those are stunning. They do not use fatty yarn. This dress used what looks like the fatty acrylic yard I spent hours learning how to crochet with.

I guess at least this bride and her mom will be warm, but they should probably just go down to the bridal store and buy something.