I am really regretting that that Regretsy chick decided to focus on voiceover work (she's the voice of Wander's sidekick on "Wander Over Yonder," in case you were wondering), because this would be SO up her alley.
DISCLAIMER: I swear that I did not go in search of crocheted monokinis on the Internet. I was actually looking for boot toppers for a preteen girl. Somehow, this showed up as a search result:
"A black monokini with pineapple motives." I am 99.9% sure that the owner of the shop meant to say "pineapple MOTIFS." But "pineapple motives" is now my FAVORITE PHRASE OF ALL TIME. And I plan to work it into conversation AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
Allow me to point out that I first discovered "a black monokini with pineapple motives" when I was still suffering from a horrible "dregs of seasonal rhinitis" cough, and I laughed so hard that I tripped my coughing wire, and then it was all I could do not to actually pee my pants.
There are so many things I love about . . . THIS. Among them, why do items only ship to Australia from Georgia? Some of the monokini selections seem to be targeted to the Americas (see "Puerto Rican Monokini" and "Jamaican Monokini"). Is there a market for crocheted-Puerto-Rican-flag-motif-plus-size-swimwear in Oceania? If so, why? And then there is this:
"And any size in other body parts" is my second favorite phrase next to "pineapple motives."
I have to say that the quality of the artist's work is amazing. I can't even fathom how one would go about crocheting a one-shouldered ANYTHING, let alone a swimsuit, and the actual crocheting on some of the pieces is crazy-intricate. The lily-motif bikini is absolutely beautiful.
But THIS one is my favorite.