Monday, 3 June 2013

Beach Boy Knits

The beach boys you see above are sporting the "By the He Sea Laced-Tank Top and Slipover" and "Ripple Poncho" patterns from Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn Collection, published circa 1970. And where do I start? Besides being an aesthetic disaster, those tops look horribly hot and itchy. I keep expecting the models' spray-on tan to start running any minute and creating little orange pools on the floor. I think that if whoever made these items for these men actually got them to wear said items to the beach (and it would take no less than threats, substantial bribes, or blackmail), someone would wind up getting his or her head held under water.

And Aunt Lydia... if you can't remember that rug yarn is for rugs, maybe it's time we put you back in a home again.

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