First of all - have to remind you that whilst the Northern hemisphere is rejoicing in Summer, those of us on the Flip side of the Planet are feeling the chills.
Heralded (or maybe I should say Telegraphed) this morning was the Snuggie, or the Slanket, or the Blankoat.
Sales does be through the roof of the blanket with sleeves.
What is making this news cringeworthy is these are items that are designed for on-couch or at most in-house use, like our old comfy friend, the Ugg boot.
And the Ugg boot, as we all know, has a painful tendency to make appearances elsewhere.
Ok - the Absolutely Unbreakable Rule is
they should not be worn PAST your MAILBOX.
And fricking never with a gap between the closest garment's hem and the top of the boot.
Unless it's a negative gap - otherwise known as
The modern day Snuggie, for those people cannot master advanced technology such as a Blanket - I mean seriously, is it *that* hard to maintain control of a piece of cloth while reaching for the remote???
And besides - we've been here before : Couch Dresses!
These are patterns that are designed purely to drive up the Global demand for Yarn - because you'll need enough sheep to send someone to Dreamyland to make it!
What not to crochet - something that pins you to the couch out of the sheer weight of the yarn that the Manufacturer is trying to flog.
Oh and BTW :