The CraftStylish Caption Contest: Knitwear Comes Back to Haunt Uscomments (153) October 30th, 2008
As Halloween gives over to the Day of the Dead, so comes the official end of the CraftStylish Caption Contest. Thanks to all of you for your witty, knitty captions. Stay tuned while we take our pick from the list and make someone a Threads magazine subscriber!
Look at the skeleton we found in our closet! We wish we could say that this photo was taken for a Halloween issue of Threads magazine--but no, this project ran in the February 1992 issue and was intended to inspire knitters to make winter ski-masks! Sixteen years later it looks like a DIY freak-show and it is our number one choice in the 'what were we thinking?' category. In hindsight, we don't know what is more frightening, the project itself or the fact that it made it to print?
In the article the author wrote:
If you feel somewhat taken aback upon initial confrontation with these masks, give them a chance. Just wait until you knit one and crawl inside; you will feel positively transformed.
Well, that's an understatement.
At the end of the day this projects reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously. After all today's great idea might seem insane sixteen years from now.
Here's the contest part:
The CraftStylish Caption Contest
- Post a caption below for this photo by 11:59pm October 31st.
- We'll pick the one that we think best captures all that this picture encompasses.
- The writer of the winning caption will receive a year's subscription to Threads magazine.
- Click here for official rules.
Whether you are creating a costume, designing decorations, or building your very own haunted house, find the inspiration for all of your Halloween needs here.
If you create your own costume, be sure to enter it in the Threads Halloween Costume Contest, before 11:59 p.m. EST, November 5, 2014 to win great prizes from McCall's and Threads.