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psychedelic_oatmeal
10-24-2007, 04:24 PM
Just in case you were feeling guilty about your crafting mania, rest assured that it came in more horrible manifestations than you've ever dreamed of. If you've got a minute and need a laugh, this site is a gold mine.
Oh so amusing... :teehee:
http://lileks.com/institute/archives/26/index.html

http://lileks.com/institute/archives/26/2.html

http://lileks.com/institute/archives/26/4.html

MellieThePooh
10-24-2007, 04:38 PM
:roflhard::roflhard:

Blast! I was hoping to get something done today!

:roflhard::roflhard:

psychedelic_oatmeal
10-24-2007, 04:48 PM
You might as well forget about being productive, Mellie!
If you're anything like me, this site will consume your SOUL. :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:
It's criminal the amount of could-be-doing-something hours this place has robbed from me.
Oh, well! I still love it.

walmin22
10-24-2007, 04:50 PM
:rofl::rofl:

Thanks for the laugh!

Riss
10-24-2007, 05:17 PM
*puts away all of the doilies she's crocheted*

Wait... Maybe my monitor needs a scarf... *grabs her crochet cotton thread and gets to work*

:D

MellieThePooh
10-24-2007, 05:26 PM
But do you ever look at the things you're crafting and think, "in thirty years when my grandchildren are running around my house, will they think everything is as dorky and ugly as I think the stuff in my grandma's house is"? I really hope taste improves generationally!

annomalley
10-24-2007, 07:06 PM
But do you ever look at the things you're crafting and think, "in thirty years when my grandchildren are running around my house, will they think everything is as dorky and ugly as I think the stuff in my grandma's house is"? I really hope taste improves generationally!

I have this sneaking suspicion that all the so called "funky-not-your-grandma's knitting" items knit in chunky yarn of today will be this era's version of this (http://stitchymcyarnpants.com/moks06/?cat=3&paged=2). :teehee:

MellieThePooh
10-24-2007, 07:29 PM
I have this sneaking suspicion that all the so called "funky-not-your-grandma's knitting" items knit in chunky yarn of today will be this era's version of this (http://stitchymcyarnpants.com/moks06/?cat=3&paged=2). :teehee:

:shock:

Please NO! I repent of everything trendy yesterday!

psychedelic_oatmeal
10-24-2007, 10:11 PM
I have this sneaking suspicion that all the so called "funky-not-your-grandma's knitting" items knit in chunky yarn of today will be this era's version of this (http://stitchymcyarnpants.com/moks06/?cat=3&paged=2). :teehee:
:roflhard:
Love it! I'll have to remember that Stitchy McYarnPants...
Reminds me of my personal favorite, http://www.threadbared.com/
The best bad handmade fashion from the 40s on.
Proceed with caution: contents are extremely hilarious.
My personal favorite:
http://www.threadbared.com/60s/index.html
Scroll about 1/4 of the way down and look for: "And I'm putting that Derringer Toilet Paper Holder on My Christmas List." :roflhard:

MellieThePooh
10-24-2007, 10:42 PM
ouch...my side hurts! Please, don't stop!

The.Knitter
10-24-2007, 10:52 PM
OMG not that silly looking toilet paper cover that you put on a roll and sit on the back of your toilet in case the roll runs out on guests when they arrive??? Save us from those ugly things please!!!

debinoz
10-25-2007, 12:12 AM
Talk about feeling old!!! I used to have one of those weird square hat things and a pom-pom ring. I was totally devastated when it broke. (The ring, not the hat) My mom used to have those crocheted runner things on top of everything! She bought them though since all she did was sew. Some of those patterns looked awfully familiar!

Limey
10-25-2007, 03:44 AM
Talk about feeling old!!! I used to have one of those weird square hat things and a pom-pom ring. I was totally devastated when it broke. (The ring, not the hat) My mom used to have those crocheted runner things on top of everything! She bought them though since all she did was sew. Some of those patterns looked awfully familiar!

I know! Some of those things brought instant flashbacks - did we REALLY wear some of that stuff???

All my Gran's friends were doily daft - damn things were everywhere (doilies, not Gran's mates) - I swear there was talk of crocheting a bonnet for the budgie. :passedout:

Thanks for the great laugh -

Yours, tickled pink

Ellie

iwouldratherbeknitting
10-25-2007, 07:08 AM
Too funny!

bip
10-25-2007, 01:40 PM
And you know that at some point, it was BIG BUSINESS selling clear plastic covers to protect the knit/crochet that were protecting the radio, tv, and every other flat surface in the house!
I shouldn't laugh though, it beats the heck out of the stacks of unopened mail and "things that need to be taken care of" that I have covering all of MY flat surfaces (and many not so flat surfaces as well...)

Songbirdy
10-25-2007, 01:54 PM
Yes, but Bip...

perhaps if we knitted nice rectangular covers for our stacks of things sitting on the tables and every where they would look ... better?

:)

zebstriped
10-25-2007, 02:08 PM
These are the reasons I believe it took me until my late 30s to even begin to knit. I so don't want to make stuff like gramma did, bless her heart. Knitted stuff in the 70s was FUGLY!

psychedelic_oatmeal
10-25-2007, 04:42 PM
Knitted stuff in the 70s was FUGLY!
But so very, very amusing.:teehee: