Thursday, June 29, 2006

Just because you can knit something

doesn't mean you should. This is something that I think all knitters need to recognize. If you don't agree check out You Knit What for countless examples of yarn abuse. I mention this because I saw a real live knitting horror today. A fellow resident showed up in a handknit sweater today. She made a really big deal about it and mentioned it to everyone..."Hi, I'm J. I'm a knitter and a spinner; I knit this." Now try to picture this sweater. It's predominantly blue and green. Royal blue and spring green. Stripes. In a lace pattern. With lots of open space. And nothing underneath except a bra. Which I saw a lot of. As I sat behind her all morning. Seeing it? Not bad, you say? I'm not done yet. Between each stripe of blue and green is two rows of garter stitch. In hot pink. Seeing it better now? With three-quarter length sleeves. And a turtleneck. A hot pink turtleneck. ::shudder:: I'll say it again: Just because you can knit something doesn't mean you should.

6 Comments:

At 8:03 AM, Blogger Julie said...

OMG! The sweater sounds bad enough, but does she have to subject everyone to the bra?! I hate that! Did you see the coat of many colors the other day? H.I.D.E.O.U.S. I had to print it out and bring it to knit night at my LYS. I just couldn't believe anyone would actually spend all that time and all that money to knit such a monster.

 
At 8:15 AM, Anonymous Jackie said...

A terrible thing to do to yarn, but didn't all that horror help to keep you awake? Because sometimes, you need more than just coffee.

 
At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Beth said...

All of those colors were in the same sweater?! Wow!

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger --Deb said...

Oh NO. That sounds just awful!!! You should have asked to take her picture so you could have shown us . . . although, really, I just ate . . .

 
At 6:54 PM, Blogger Katie said...

Yikes. I see her with the black bar over her eyes, in the back pages of Glamour magazine.

 
At 11:28 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

I'm sorry you have to be so close to such horrific yarn abuse on a daily basis. And people are going to think that all knitters are like that!

 

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