Friday, December 01, 2006

Berroco never disappoints. Or do I mean they always disappoint?

Cold toes? Behold the footsie pillow.



It's almost too easy.

29 comments:

Carla said...

Funny - I sent the Berroco e-mail to a bunch of knitting friends saying the same thing!

Cynthia said...

Haaaaaaaaaaa, that is so funny. In fact, it is so strange, it is oddly appealing. The kind of thing I could see buying at the last minute for a relative I don't know so well (and then regretting as soon as I get home, resulting in giving them something wonderful that I got for myself in place of it!).

Elizabeth said...

Could you put in a waterproof liner, fill it with warm water, and make a little foot spa out of it?

I'm imagining the poor user getting nice and comfy and forgetting what's on her feet, then having a Darwin Awards moment when the phone rings...

Barb B. said...

Due to an early childhood trauma, I have a totally unreasonable fear of fire.
My first thought was, "you can't move your feet. If the house started on fire you'd burn to death".
I do kind of like the colours.
Barb B.

jill said...

That thing makes me pine for dear, departed "You Knit What?"

Kathy Merrick said...

Over at a certain place where folks discuss how superior crochet is to knit, it is opined that not only is this adorable and present-worthy, but could be done much cuter as granny squares.
To me it resembles something like a punishment device.

anne marie in philly said...

I second jill's comment.

WTF? and WHY?

Anonymous said...

I just posted about this, um, lovely thing on my blog.

Iris said...

You know, with a little fun fur trim around the cuffs, it could work.

Carol said...

Kath, do you imagine the punishment being the making of it? Or the receiving of it?

Kind of a Hobson's choice, innit?

AuntieAnn said...

You know, I find even more disappointing the Q&A at the end of the newsletter in which that appeared, basically saying, "Don't substitute any yarns for the ones we recommended". Wouldn't we all be a lot more grateful for an intelligent discussion of substituting yarns, the whys and wherefores? On the other hand, I suppose that is all you could expect if you wrote to a yarn company asking if you could substitute another yarn for theirs.

Carol said...

Auntie Ann, perhaps they are already familiar with my magnum opus on substituting yarns (conveniently located in the GKIYH Archives) and therefore figured there was nothing left to say? ;)

Martha said...

Tsk, tsk Berroco. And it seemed like you were making slow but steady improvement since you hired Norah Gaughan.
Although it could be worse in a fire, Barb B: it could be made out of Fun Fur.

Janice in GA said...

I saw that and my first thought was WTF??? Then I imagined forgetting your feet were in it and trying to walk.

Hilarity ensued.

Rana said...

Maybe it's for those people who like to watch tv leaning up against another person's legs? To sit on?

Otherwise I don't get why having your feet together in a pillow makes any sense.

If someone knits one, and trips while wearing it, I do hope someone else videos it and puts it on YouTube...

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to cross my legs.

Dallas Schulze said...

Did they list a designer? I'm thinking Monty Python. Or maybe Dr. Seuss.

Bridget said...

Shoot! Now I have to think of something else for your Christmas gift. And I worked so hard on it.

mindy said...

I just didn't know what to think when I saw it. Beyond weird.

Becka - The Knitting Wounded said...

I know what I thought when I saw it... but a lady doesn't use that type of language or cackle in public.

Windansea said...

That's just......creepy. Plus you know those slippers where you're essentially putting your feet into, like, Homer Simpson's mouth? This looks like you're putting your feet into some creature's eyesockets. Lydia

Ted said...

Oh dear. ::sigh::

Is this an indication of the current state of knitwear design?

Anonymous said...

I have to admit that I somewhat am fond of the pillow but I would never put holes in them for my feet. What if you forgot you had them on your feet and your stove decided to catch on fire, as your toddler was in the kitchen grabbing a sharp knife to play with as a robber tries to sneak in your house and steal your yarn? We all know that you'd loose all three of those items if you had this pillow on your feet.

Franklin said...

That's not a knitting design, it's a Marcel Duchamp painting.

Wendy said...

Is that a defense shield to the toe sucking robber running around my neighborhood?

Wendy

Sharon said...

Checkers, anyone?

That is just so awful.

vatergrrl said...

You could rearrange the colors for a "Trip Around the World" pillow, but right now, it's just a "trip over your own fug" creation.

Carol said...

I'd forget I was wearing it & trip & break my kneecaps. I'm just graceful that way.

FairyGodKnitter said...

And it only costs about $60 to make this. Yeah, that's what I want to spend my yarn bucks on.