Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Here's the real problem: how about the social injustice fueled by mass produced goods? Has no one realized yet that articles of apparel sold in stores set a false standard of beauty for the general garment? Institutions such as the media and retail stores send us the message that, in order to be a beautiful glove, you must be perfectly machine-crafted and have no loose bits of string hanging off that precariously suggest the whole piece may unravel at a single tug.

I for one, as a natural glove--a naturally beautiful glove, am here today to defy that stereotype. Let's face it: we all have ends, and we're not gonna just sit back and weave them in. Those flawless, wrinkle-free, "finished" gloves portrayed in all the magazine ads were probably airbrushed. The distorted falsities we are fed by pop culture must stop.

P.S. You want a brainful of cliches too? Go to an all-girls' school. Meanwhile, I'm going to cast on for 5874306 new projects and never pick up a crochet hook, ever.


At August 23, 2006 9:11 AM, Blogger Anushka said...

Haha, brilliant. I love the gloves, too. (Very much in your style.)

I go to an all-girls' school as well.

At August 24, 2006 11:32 PM, Blogger Emily said...

I like the gloves. I still have to figure out socks and then I may try gloves.
I'm homeschooled... but the whole cliche thing still pops up -_-

At August 30, 2006 5:03 AM, Blogger Pig wot flies said...

That's dead clever. Are you going to write up the pattern or make us work it out for ourselves?


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