Monday, December 10, 2007
In all things, not just crochet.
What Aussies call crisps, the US call chips.
Aust : Lemonade; US : 7UP.
Aust: Scones, US : Biscuits.
Aust: Biscuits, US : Cookies.
Then we have different clothing and shoe sizes which makes eBay shopping sometimes far more amusing than it should be.
For crocheters (and probably knitters too but I can't speak for them) there is the eternal struggle to understand yarn sizes and weights. Is worsted really equal to our 8ply? How many decimal places do I have to calculate to when switching from metric to imperial and vice versa? And then.. the sheer disappointment of seeing a beautiful beautiful yarn.. thats just not available to Australians.... :(
So when I see something like this .. not only do I not understand what the yarn is...
but I'm actually kind of glad that I don't.
The rug is ok for a given value of "ish", the zebra cushion - maybe - if you're into that kind of thing... I'm hoping the flowers arent a demonstration of heavy rug yarn but the green snake thing is really tipping the fugometer!
What's giving me the serious heebeegeebees is - I'm unsure what sort of recreational pharmeceuticals the creator of the Doll thing sitting on the bannister was ingesting at the time that led to the freaky whacked out expression it's got going on... Give that to a Child this Christmas, and you better be giving the parents some high-piled dosh to cover the therapy that freaked out munchkin is going to need.
This is perhaps why you shouldn't crochet whilst watching a Bette Midler Marathon?
Thursday, November 22, 2007
For everyone who's celebrating Thanksgiving today!
And you read that right - the pattern designer actually calls this pattern sexy! I
don't know about you but adding "sexy" to the description surely makes me want to
run out and buy this pattern, crochet it up, throw it on and work it in all its sexy glory!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Maybe I'm completely out of the trendite life (hey - I work 280 km from the nearest town and even that aint so big!) but..
Seems a bit wrong.
I know Babydoll is in, I know Minis are coming back but..
The colour is vaguely disconcerting and the neckline is sort of weird and you have to have thighs like a baby giraffe's to get away with the hemline.
Maybe another colour? in cream maybe it would look better??
I dont know!!!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Cant you just imagine the conversation between the gritted teeth?
Monday, October 1, 2007
These are made by a company "PUPPOOSE" and they sell these in boutiques. These things can't be distributing the weight evenly on the carriers' body. And i wonder how well it holds up.
What's shocking to me? $80 for these. my oh my....
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
lovely close up
omg this serves a purpose?
And it's all made of alpaca! what a waste (in my opinion) of wonderful fiber. Is it supposed to keep the china warm?
If you dig it, click HERE for the free Berroco pattern. (damn you berroco!)
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Everyone remembers Bjork as the crazy lady that went to the Oscars wearing a dress that looked like a swan draped on her body. She should have been shot for that.
Does this crazy lady actually have fans? Fans that appreciate THIS?
Bjork must stand there in all this hideous crochet glory.
Is Bjork trying to shoot at people with her crocheted arm extensions? What is this? How are these pictures/crochet.wear done on purpose???
It gets WORSE!!
Oh my. There are no words for this. Why is she posing like that? is she trying to poop while using the stick for leverage?
My personal favorite:
Is she trying to throw crochet fireflames? Wait...she's trying to dance while her arms are on fire w/ crocheted flames. right? Felted flames? WTF??
I hope she didn't waste good quality yarn for these horrific things. Let's just all pray she used RedHeart or something. :)
I did not find these in Bjork's hidden stash of pictures-that-shall-never-be-seen-EVER.
These are on her website, for everyone to see and marvel at.
http://pictures.bjorkish.net/ ---> click on "2007" to see the rest.
Now I must burn out the section of my brain that saw all this. :)
Every once in awhile it can't be helped - we'll be popping
by when we have a moment - see below for
another "what were they thinking?":
Thanks to the new blog contributors too - more
authors should keep the blog "fresh" and the fug flowing.
Friday, August 31, 2007
who receives THIS from grandma!
firesheep here... didn't even need to purchase the magazine to find fuggage, the blow-in subscription card simply landed at my feet when I picked it up!
l00kie what the universe offered up! a fugly DEAD clown! (is that why so many people fear clowns?!? because they look like the undead.?... i've never understood it myself - but i honor and respect all phobias, regardless.)
btw, please, don't send me any crocheted spiders - k? =;)
~yours in arachnophobia (and fugliness), firesheep67 (new contributer to what not to crochet, AND what not to knit)
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Does the video speak for itself? Thought so.
Thanks to one of our readers for sending this one in -
please don't poke your eyes out while watching it.
P.S.: A couple of comments already asking if this is real -
seems to be! There are more videos of more hats where
this came from AND a custom hat will run you $1,000 US!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Need an explanation? Thought you might and here you go: "Hyperbolic Crochet is the name given to applying a mathematical principle to crochet patterns. A hyperbolic plane expands exponentially from any point on its surface, always curving away from itself. Hyperbolic growth gives rise to the ruffled shapes of coral, kelp, and sea anemone. You can easily crochet a hyperbolic surface by increasing at a constant rate throughout the piece. Crocheting a reef is a great opportunity to try different yarns and stitches. The variety of textures and shapes will inspire you to expand your crochet boundaries." (quoted from Lionbrand)
Thanks to everyone who sent this in...yikes, just what level has Lionbrand sunk to with this one? Bottom of the ocean low? Not sure you can get much lower than that.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Who exactly would wear this bright red thing on the front?
Doesn't it look a bit like a doily of some kind? None of
the other designs are particularly appealing either.
This is the kind of stuff that gives crochet a bad name.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Okay, these were made in the 70's and mostly
as artwork but some were actually sold so in
that respect, we had to post one of this designer's
masks. And here we all thought the doll faces were
freaky in the last post - I am quite sure this one
reaches a whole higher level on the freaky meter.
And a shout out to Garth over at Extreme Craft not
only for sending this in but for also mentioning
WNTC when he's lecturing. Go check his site -
he's got some freaky stuff too!
Friday, March 9, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Monday, February 5, 2007
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Can you believe those are fingerless
gloves? Yikes. It looks like some
sort of caterpillar hopped up on
steroids swallowing her hands.
Yes, yes the scarf is pretty
bad too but I'm not sure what's
worse in this circumstance.