This new craft pattern, Simplicity 2441, may be in the running for one of my favorite pattern envelopes EVER.
At first I glanced at it and thought, "A vintage re-issue. Cool." I like vintage re-issues. And the green Simplicity envelopes were used in the early to mid 70s, which had some absolutely fantastic or some fantastically bad patterns, depending on your point of view. Then I took a closer look at the envelope and realized that Simplicity had brought us right into science fiction territory:
Did the old pattern ever exist? Was it faked for the pattern envelope? For that matter, why do Monkey, Hippo and Lion need a photo of their forebears? (Or is the photo of their earlier, wilder 70s lives?) We're entering Blade Runner territory now, and I'm hearing the Harrison Ford voiceover: "Why would a replicant...keep photos?"
My head is still exploding with the existential implications of yo-yo animal self-awareness when I notice something else: "Simplicity" is misspelled in the subheading! Yup, someone's left the third "i" out of the word, so that "simplicity archives" reads "simplicty archives."
Whenever I catch one of my own typos, I want to poke an eye out. But finding a typo on something that had to pass through many levels of approval? Delightful! Did this one actually make it into production? You can bet that I'm swinging by my local Joann's to find out!