I'm sitting here at work surfing the blog ring and I come across tons of stuff that I really admire, covet, even sometimes buy. I really have no reason to buy any more projects for at least another year or so (or at least until I move again, which is in only 3 months and much more realistic of a goal), but I just can't help wanting MORE MORE MORE.
The thing is, a lot of the things I want, I will never get.
One example is this pillow:
Found through Yarnhead's blog.
I .love. this pillow. And I want to make it.
I cannot see myself EVER using it. It's along the same lines of the Starmore FI sweaters -- I admire them, I think they're gorgeous, and I'd even have fun knitting it up for 3 months, but I wouldn't wear it.
There is just something about this style of item that seems so "fru fru" or "dated" or idon'tknowwhat. I want to say "tacky" but that's not exactly right either. I asked one of my coworkers who's also into design/knitting/decorating and the only thing we could come up with is "grandmaish" which is still not exactly what we mean.
And it's not like I'm some fashonista only interested in the latest cutting edge stuff. I like vintage-y things, even.
Maybe that's it. Maybe because it's NOT vintage but it's not contemporary it seems. . . whatever it seems.
Does anyone else feel this way? Hah -- or can anyone else be more eloquent in describing my dilema?
I'd really like to get past my bias towards this style of item. Someone help!