Monday, February 18, 2008

Craft or Crap?

I have some very clever and crafty people in my family. For example, both of my grandmothers crochet. Both made me endless varieties of scarves, afghans (the blankety thing, not the dog), and the like. Some were very pretty and a delight to wear. Others as I look back on it were something that even the most devoted grandchild (that’s me) wouldn’t wear unless she was forced to by her mother. (And I have the scars to prove it.)

Where in the world, my young self wondered did my loving Grandmother get the idea for the weird thing she made me and that I now feel conflicted about being seen in public with it? Now I know.

What Not to Crochet is a vital public service that warns the world of the dangers of bad crochet projects that are currently available from crochet magazines, crochet pattern, and yarn distributors. Currently available?! YIKES! Run! Save your selves! Bad design ahead!
Thanks to WNTC, they give us gift-receivers-to be humorous warnings about such dangers of craftdom as:

Child Suffocating ponchos

Granny squared underwear (IMHO these could provoke your Significant Other to divorce you)

Tampon cozies (yes, tampon cozies. 'nuf said)

These and any number of projects mocked on What Not to Crochet may force you to scream at the top of your lungs, “Gran, put the crochet hook down! I do not, and I repeat, DO NOT need another tampon cozy!”

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