People often ask me what the difference between crochet and knitting is, and I usually give a sort of technical answer (hook vs. needles, type of stitches, etc). The thing I rarely say is that people are more willing to do crazy, stupid, down-right ugly things with crochet. Does that mean crocheters are more creative? Not really. More willing to take risks? I think so.
I was browsing around Ravelry today, and found . . . well. No offense to the pattern maker, because it's a very . . . creative idea. But, please, lovely readers and friends, don't do this:
I can't imagine why you would want to do that to a harmless teapot. What did it ever do to you? and it . . . I get that you want it to look like coral, but . . . no. It looks sort of like the Yip Yip aliens from Sesame Street decided your teapot was real purty, if you know what I'm saying, and I think you do.
My lovely friends, I encourage creativity with anything you do, but . . . god. Don't.