Friday, April 27, 2007

It's Friday

And you know what that means.
Today's featured fugly is apparently brought to you by the American Thread Company, free pattern here. It's the Kitten Slipper Bag.

Can anyone tell me what a slipper bag is? Anyone?
I've never heard of it before. Are you supposed to put slippers in it? Really? Of all clothing that belongs on the floor (though much of mine is there anyway), slippers would rank the highest. They should be right there by the side of the bed, or other cold area, so you can slip them on your feet. That's why they're called slippers.
But if you really, really wanted to hang them on your doorknob, I suppose you could knit a bag for them. But why, for the love of all that is holy, would you knit something that looks like a demon-possessed rabbit on top of it? It does not look like a kitten. It looks like one of those slightly-cute-but-clearly-evil characters from anime that wants to eat your soul, possibly with a cherry on top.
And why are there pompoms? Aren't we confused enough already?
Seriously people. If you're going to attempt cute, get it right. Either make cute for cute's sake, or make it actually practical. Don't confuse people with a bag that will never be used. And don't put something on it that would terrify children in the middle of the night. That thing is up there with clowns.

1 comment:

Carrie Penny said...

Now I am going to have to hunt for a picture of a knitted or crocheted clown bag to send you. I am pretty sure I have seen a demon clown bag some where...