Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)
It’s mid-October, and in New York at least, there’s a very definite chill in the air. The change in the weather has sent me hunting around Etsy for this year’s best sweaters. Etsy sellers aren’t afraid to let their freak flags fly when it comes to all things knitted and crocheted. The offerings range from the why to the weird to the wildly unflattering to the WTF. There’s even some pugly. Some of it even kind of works (in a weird way). But I’ll say one thing for them. They certainly aren’t boring!
As usual, links to the items for sale appear below each picture. For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts.