While searching for a balaclava pattern, I came across these:
From a small Bulgarian/American handknitting site comes the ‘Othello’ and ‘Desdemona’ ski masks, available to purchase for a mere $40 including shipping.
I doubt it was intentional, but it’s pretty suspicious their ‘Othello’ mask is a dead ringer for your standard blackface:
…while the Desdemona looks like something Leigh Bowery might wear in the winter. I doubt the intention because they were also completely clueless about this- their Page of Catsuit. It reads as follows:
“ Imagine yourself in tightly fit, warm and comfy knitted garment from head to toes! Features:
* Balaclava completely attached
* Long zipper on the back
* Attached socks;
* Attached mittens;
The suggestion for knitting a catsuit and the color pattern shown in the photograph belong to our most faithful client. Thank you, VH!”
Next to which is a picture of this:
Ok, ok, not so bad…until you get to the gallery page:
This is CLEARLY a handknit S&M gimp suit. ‘Most faithful client’ indeed.