In August I'm going to a beach wedding. I've found a really pretty sundress that will look good, but I wanted to find a shrug or shawl to dress it up a bit. I haven't been able to find anything I really like in the store, so I've decided to make my own.
I've recently started following Regretsy, so I've gotten used to seeing some god-awful crafts. However, while I was searching Lion Brand Yarn for patterns, I was surprised at some I found and how truly terrible they were. (They usually have top notch patterns)
But, if you are in the need of a gag gift, and have some spare yarn and time, have a go at these patterns (click the pictures for the link):
It takes roughly seven large balls of yarn for this masterpiece. One reviewer said that it was very therapeutic. Probably because you're just repeating a couple of rows for a quarter of a mile.
All I can think of as I look at these is how uncomfortable they must be! I was around for the height of toe ring fashion, and I really can't imagine going through that again!
The two reviews on this one were split. One person loved the collar. It reminded her of one she got in Japan (those crazy Japanese fashions!).
The other said she didn't know anyone who would wear the collar, but she made the sleeves and loved them.
This pattern is so ludicrous that is just almost is beyond my capabilities of ludicrousness (I know it's not a word. I'll blame it on the fact that I'm sick.)
I'm not really sure what hits me first. The pose of the model (please, someone photo shop a puddle underneath her!) or the name of the pattern: Mulled Wine Pom-Pom Leg Fancies.
That name is so deliciously awful, it's almost worth the waste of yarn! I think I just found my first Etsy project!