Friday, November 11, 2005

Fun Stuff Friday #2....Ok, it's mostly weird, but still fun.

Look! It's Friday! And I'm Posting! Not that it's going to be a very long post, but hey, it's something. You people are so picky.

So the first fun thing I have, is an awesome site for a guy that is oh so artistic and skillful. Yeah, it reeks a bit of Halloween, but pumpkins are for Fall so go here and enjoy the pumpkins. They rock.

What the hell is this?? This is just truly frightening. I mean, even I could knit the yarn equivalent of a particularly nasty hair ball, felt it and then sell it for way more than it's worth. Am I missing something? Can someone explain the appeal to me? Are they just luxury cat toys? The Fancy Feast of yarn toys.

Speaking of hairballs....*ahem*......why???? This stuff is all over the internet as "young and hip." This is not "young and hip." This is crap yarn made from what used to be wonderful fiber. I have never spun a day in my life and I could do better. Norma Dear, if you ever complain about your yarn being uneven again, I shall buy something like this, fly to Vermont and beat you silly with it. This yarn seriously pisses me off. I would rather have acrylic yarn anyday over that.

I am hoping that by the time I get home, this will be on my front porch and I will be able to lose myself in it over the weekend. Maybe I'll be able to forget that "yarn" and the hairball toys.

9 comments:

erin/pinkerbell said...

so....when should I expect my socks??? :)

Stalker Angie said...

so....when are you going to send me those foot measurements??? hehe

Judy said...

WTF is that crap??? And the prices! You can not tell me that anyone actually pays that much for those fugly critters. Quick, someone alert YouKNitWhat??

Norma said...

You know, my secret pal says she a) hates novelty yarn with a passion, and b) the yarn she would most love to try is "pluckyfluff." So I was all like, "what is pluckyfluff?" and I nearly expired right there in my chair when I googled it and saw it. If that's not novelty yarn, what is???? And if it's not the ugliest, most overpriced pretending-to-be-art hoodwink over knitters, I don't know what it is. I seriously have to wonder about ...... well, never mind. this is a public forum.

I mean SERIOUSLY.

Christina said...

I hate to have to be the one to tell you this. Today is Veteran's Day. There will be no mail waiting for you today. I'm sorry.

Stalker Angie said...

Norma, thank you for making me giggle in agreement.

Christina, *cry*

Jeanie said...

Hi Angie -- I've been reading your blog for about a week now and find your humor very refreshing. I totally agree about the "candy wrapper yarn". What a joke. I'm also a crocheter/knitter and have a few crocheted FO's on my blog that you might enjoy.

Take care!

Stalker Angie said...

Hiya Jeanie! Welcome to the blog and the dubious "honor" of being a stalkee.

*evil cackle* I have someone new to stalk....

tracey in MI said...

thats funny--- I just bought a wheel- to try to AVOID making yarn that looks like that--- maybe I should stick to my drop spindle--- let the dog and preschooler add crap into my roving- whatever they like--- then open a website and sell as art-----;)

though--- I suppose it's all about opinion--- apparently some people are buying it--- though I'm not one of them.