Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tragedy or Triumph?

Well, I guess that depends upon your perspective huh?

I do not generally post my knitting or crocheting mishaps because not posting these doosies (i) leads you to believe that I am a creative genius whose every single touch of needle or hook to yarn is a divine gift and (ii) well, I'd like you to laugh with me, not at me. Sometimes, however, I believe that I just need to throw vanity to the wind and show you those catastrophic conceptions that have managed to bypass my internal alarm system, an apparatus which is normally capable of complete eradication of crappy art before it hits our shared reality with a resounding thump.

So here goes...



Can we all acknowledge what a HUGE trooper my daughter is for modeling this um, err, stupendous creation?



It's a wearable black beast with tentacles!

Uh, no.

It's an woolly eclipse of the sun!

Definitely not.

I know! It's a Thneed!

No dumb-ass, Thneeds are multi-taskers. Hel-lo. That? Is not even a uno-tasker.

You know, in my defense I saw the problem way before the completion of this um, dark mohair doohickey, but being the mohair-y being it is, frogging was painful and pretty much impossible so I just kept going. Hey, I hate WIP's more than knitted nightmares. What can I say?

Here's the best part...

I wore this baby to the Cube Farm today where I was met with many a comment ranging from, "What the heck are you wearing?" to "Did you make that???"

However, one of my fellow Cube Commandos passed by me in the hall this morning and tore the thing from my shoulders, put it around her own and exclaimed, "This thing is COOL!"

I guess one person's tragedy is another's triumph...

I cannot believe I am copyrighting this, but what the hell. Copyright 2007 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

21 comments:

Pam said...

I LOVE it!

Vorpal Knitter said...

My son thinks it is de-vine, or is that de-vein? He thinks it would make an extreme vampire cape.

Momo said...

Okay, I have to admit that I wouldn't be thinking of pulling it off your shoulders, but I think it does have costumage potential ;-)

Sharon said...

I'm in love with it - I'd totally rock that beast!

Laura said...

Your daughter's expression is priceless!

Madge said...

Beauty in the eye of the beholder and all that - the blogees are right - it looks very Vampira!

Love that you wore it to work. Right on.

Jessica said...

Hee! I hope you promptly gave it to the coworker who loved it! :)

briana said...

At first I thought it was another instalment in the "horror movie" series but from the front...

I'm a little worried about your restraint in the embelishment area. This is not like you. I'm calling Big P.

Kimberly said...

I can totally see this being a hit at a Vamps / Goth party with the right additions.....

Remember, Garage and White Elephant sales are so popular for a reason...as my Momma says "One mans junk is another mans treasure"

Renee said...

I really like it, actually. It's got a Vampirella appeal to it, I think.

I've purposely worn my mishaps to work on dress down Fridays because it gives my coworkers a good laugh, and I'm all about the laughs.

Debbie said...

On the plus side, now you know what to put into next Christmas' office Yankee Swap. The guy who liked it will be all over it!

Honestly, it's pretty cool. C'mon, I know you can do worse than that. Show us some real travesties!

ladylinoleum said...

You guys are crazy! I cannot believe you like this thing...I think you've all been sipping the sauce. LOL

Sweet Stitching Betties said...

I like it! Thing #1 likes it too.

JANNIKINZ said...

That is too cool...certainly makes heads turn. Great being different.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

I have to admit - I loved it when I first saw it. Methinks you may be a bit too hard on yourself.

Rebecca said...

can we just be clear? ummm.... you are a creative genius with a divine gift. i definitely agree on the vampirella-esque feel. now, you just need to knit up a corset and thigh-high boots. you'll be good to go!

susan said...

LL, everyone needs a thneed!

FinnyKnits said...

Hysterical - it looks like the Thneed is taking ownership of your daughter. Be careful it doesn't steal her soul...creepy thing ;)

vicki said...

totally awesome, my dd saw it and now wants one, i know of no way that is happening. great job as always i love it hugs

smg55039 said...

It has a certain goth-esque appeal to it.

Mandy said...

I love it. Those tentacles could be wrapped and worn in exciting and confusing ways. If you want to part with it, could I trade you for it? I'll make you something...