As you may have already picked up on, I’m always keen for getting submissions from people: I love to see I’m not alone in this world of “Crafts not turning out quite the way I’d hoped. . .”
When I got this submission in from Matt W,, I at first was not at all impressed. He sent me this:
Well. I wrote back & said ‘Thanks, but this isn’t even remotely crap. It’s no good to me at all.’
Frankly, I thought he was just showing off.
Turns out Matt W. persists in his point-making as well as in his knitting. He responded, having this to say:
“This is an example of crap in context. I posted on Facebook the picture of the hat by itself. My second attempt at a hat. Because people think knitting is some sort of mysterious art, they all raved about it. Also, the manly ‘Punisher Skull’ added street cred. However, I knitted the damn thing to FIT MY EFFING HEAD. With the second picture, it certainly shows things in a clearer light. Am I getting better? Yes. Is this hat crap? Possibly.”
This is what he attached the second time . . .
. . . and . . .
Ok, Matt: you win. That hat is indeed worthy of a trophy from Crap-At-Crafts. All you have to do is send me your postal address & let me know whether you favor a bird or a snail for your victors prize; after that, your work is done. You may have a little rest if you like. Or not . . .
As today’s post shows, inspiration is always just around the corner. For the rest of us, we must all keep crafting.