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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Hippo chic?

I just saw an obscene (meaning look away from it) design on Lucia's site -- the Knitting Fiend. It was from Bambini Kuki, so I went to look at that website.

Here's what I found. This particular design is actually called Hippo chic. Appropriate, no?



Can you believe this? Fancy knitting, all right, but DO YOU WANT TO LOOK LIKE A HIPPO? Not me. Let's use our knitting skills in the name of good design. Remember the Bauhaus saying - form follows function. In terms of clothing, that should mean what you're wearing makes you look good and feels great to wear. This outfit does neither. I've been seeing more and more of such technological wonders that are true design failures.

Just my opinion, folks....

4 comments:

lucia said...

Ahh, but it has leg warmers. And those are evidently going to come back in style!!! :)

KnittingGuru Blog said...

Yes, Lucia. But it's the hippo skin effect that really gives me the creeps!

deedo said...

Goodness, perhaps if I had a bmi of 18 and 6ft. tall it'd look good on me~ lol. I need reverse cables, that would take away inches, not add to them. :-)

KnittingGuru Blog said...

You are so right Deedo!