Sometimes I have to go off-topic. I hope we’re all okay with that, because there is a mystery that needs solving!
I saw this “Create your Own Child’s Cape” thingie in a store and I thought, wow, a cape kit? How cool.
Maybe I was briefly lured in by the “sew easy” part of the promise on the package. Or perhaps I was momentarily enticed by the alluring spiderweb pattern on the cape.
Anyway, long story short, I thought wow, a cape kit! But then I noticed the “Just add fabric!” part.
Isn’t a cape pretty much…um…fabric?
According to the “see side panels for kit contents” instruction on the bag, this is a self-identified “kit.” But the term “kit” typically implies that all required elements are included. Thus, shouldn’t this “cape kit” include cape ingredient number one–i.e., fabric?
(If it’s just a “pattern,” it should say so; in that case, supplying one’s own fabric is a given. But I think we can all agree that a “kit” raises a different set of expectations.)
What’s next? Water kit: just add water?
I’ll admit: I’m mystified.
What are your thoughts, readers? Or…have you had a perplexing project material experience?