Our Crocheted Truism for the Day

Just because your crocheted Item is, reputedly,  a Pig,

doesn’t make it Miss Piggy or Spiderpig. 

No, No it does not.

.

Spider Pig… Spider pig… Does whatever a Spiderpig does.

Ok…. Back now.

On eBay, I found a listing for a Pepto-Bismol Crocheted Pink Pig that was listed as being “Miss Piggy”.   And I was curious, as there have been some terrible things committed in the name of Muppets – not the least what Lionbrand does to get fun fur…. But crocheting a Miss Piggy? This I had to see.

First of all… Can I refresh your memory as to what Miss Piggy looks like?

To me, Miss Piggy (even when performing one of her trademark Hi-YA! swipes at Kermy or anyone who had gotten between her and.. Kermy) looked some what like Loretta Swit of M*A*S*H fame.

And as an aside, Loretta has written a book on Needlepoint. Go figure.

But lets note some features of Miss Piggy —–>

Sorry… she’s the one on the Left <——–

Ok – little round ears, long ash-blond hair, large blue eyes augmented by after-market eyelashes (yes, still looking at the LEFT here folks….) Skin colour a definitively Southbeach tan with a feminine shape all over.

Ok – so we’re set. We could recognise Miss Piggy (or Loretta Swit circa 1979) in a crowd?

So…

Yes – it is ok to swear.

This is Bad Crochet on a number of levels. And not even remotely like Miss Piggy, up there on the righ… LEFT.

What this most certainly not is Miss Piggy.  Nor is it particularly well made. As a crocheted article this exhibits some of my least favourite things.  To start  with why it’s not well done ( and not why it’s not Miss Piggy, egad…) – I detest gappy stitch work, especially in dark colours that then lets the stuffing show through.    The Neckline is an area where the maker could have dressed up a Miss Piggy – her trademark Pearls for instance? A row of   white Puff stitches would have covered the transition from the dark pink of the dress to the completely WRONG toothpaste pink of the skin.  Listen – Miss Pigg has a TAN!!   Lord above.

Finally – people please, if you’re going to embroider features, learn how to embroider!

And don’t start me on the eyelashes.

   There’s only one thing for it : Hi-YA!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherry
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 08:00:33

    Speaking as an old woman who watched episodes of The Muppet Show when they aired originally, that is NOT Miss Piggy. Nobody should use titty pink yarn for any reason and to crochet what appears to be a porcine crotch parasite, well, somebody has too much time on their hands and too many drugs in their system. I had never noticed how much Miss Piggy looks like Lorette Swit but be damned if she don’t!

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  2. Candy
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 11:26:09

    It is a sacrilege to call that Miss Piggy!

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  3. Hayley
    Jan 31, 2011 @ 13:16:19

    I used to love The Muppet Show. Pigs in Spaaaaaace!! But no – that’s not Miss Piggy!

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