Monday, January 28, 2013

What's with the beards?

Have you seen the fake crochet or knit beard trend?  I see it on Facebook, on blogs, and on Pinterest.  I am not really sure what the fascination is.  It might have to do with this Duck Dynasty TV show I've never seen (poor me with only free TV and Netflix, how will I ever survive?!?!).  Or it may just be an sub-set of this strange fake mustache trend.

I just don't understand the fascination with facial hair.  Why do women want to pretend to have mustaches?   But then again, my husband has not been clean-shaved since 2000.  I get my fill of facial hair.

I guess I should be happy people want to wear homemade goods and sport fake beards.  I am just not sure where you would wear them except Halloween or a theme party. Where would you wear one?  A bank robbery? A Dick Dastardly and/or other cartoon villain convention?

Anyway, I jumped on the bandwagon.  I made a beard and hat this weekend.  I am still not feeling the urge to yarn craft like I did a few months ago.  I am still quite sleepy during my waking hours. Yet, it was nice to crochet something up.  I haven't crocheted in a bit, so it was refreshing to pick up the ole hook again.

I was requested to make this set for a toddler in honor of his birthday.  Its a theme birthday party, so this goes along with my previous thoughts of places to wear fake beards.

Maybe he can get into bars with this thing?

What are your thoughts on the fake beard or am I just imagining the trend? What am I missing?

Also, happy birthday to by brother-in-law.


  1. I keep seeing the fake beard, too. I would definitely wear one anytime it is as cold as it was last week. I'm willing to sacrifice my dignity/personal appearance to keep warm.

    1. I am so glad someone's birthday party is coming up then...I know the perfect gift! Also you could just steal Stephen's ood mask.