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kitkatknit
Chatty Knitter

184 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2005 :  2:48:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit kitkatknit's Homepage Send kitkatknit a Private Message
I didn't knit it but I can't part with it. My Mom had a British friend that lived a few blocks over when I was growing up. They were knitting buddies. Her friend, who's name escapes me right now, knitted this big ugly ugly ugly brown and gold (guess which year this was) men's raglan sleeved, mock turtleneck, fake Norwegian motifed ski sweater for her son who must have refused to wear it. Mom's friend passed away some years back and one of the daughters brought the sweater over to my parent's house knowing that Mom would appreciate it, cause it was from their mega-knitting days.

Somehow, my Mom figured that my son needed a ski sweater, so about 10 years ago when my parents were visiting, they hauled out the sweater. Our son wore it once. "Um, ah, it never gets cold enough here to wear it Grandma but thanks!"

Its been in the top of his closet now for 8-9 years. I can't bear to part with it. I take it down once in a while and look at the handiwork. Excellent workmanship, UGLY SWEATER.

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Nachema
New Pal

USA
31 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2005 :  4:23:22 PM  Show Profile Send Nachema a Private Message
I just finished something that I think is the ugliest thing I've ever made. It seemed like a good idea in the beginning, of course.

I had some beautiful baby alpaca that I wanted to make a baby sweater out of. I had a pale blue, a pale green, a goldenroddish color and a reddish brown. I settled on the blue, yellow and brown because I wanted to have a sky and two ground colorblocked chunks.

I must have picked out my colors in daylight and then at night when I finished the colors looked awful together. The "sky" is more periwinkle than I thought and looks awful with the reddish "ground" colors." I used short rows to try to get diagonal lines without stairsteps and that threw the collar shaping off so one shoulder is higher than the other.

At least the yarn was wonderfully soft to knit!
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GrandmaHatter
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
440 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2005 :  5:00:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit GrandmaHatter's Homepage Send GrandmaHatter a Private Message
Anita,
I think you must have missed this one:

http://www.strickolino.com/bodys.html

which is downright creepy!

Kristin

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Originally posted by achrisvet

If you want to see some really ugly knitting, poke around on this site:

http://www.strickolino.com/collection.html

My personal favorite:
http://www.strickolino.com/bala.html

and this is a close second:
http://www.strickolino.com/dessous.html

but I wouldn't want you to miss this:

http://www.strickolino.com/cat.html

Now don't all your disasters look lovely?

Anita
My completed projects




www.kristingoedert.com
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achrisvet
Permanent Resident

USA
5986 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2005 :  5:48:36 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
Oh my! You're right, I didn't see that ... uh... whatever it is. I wish I could read the German. I'm hoping "auftrage" means outrage, but I'm sure it doesn't.

This designer really loves huge, face swallowing turtlenecks.

Anita
My completed projects
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achrisvet
Permanent Resident

USA
5986 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2005 :  6:05:32 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by SerMom

quote:
Originally posted by achrisvet

If you want to see some really ugly knitting, poke around on this site:


How on earth did you find that site, Anita? And is it a shop, like it looks? I wonder who buys this stuff, if it is?

Barbara
It's a feature, not a bug.

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Isn't it dreadful? When I landed on the balaclava page I started laughing so hard I nearly choked. I discovered it because of this blog:

http://youknitwhat.blogspot.com/

Anita
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Knit kitty
Permanent Resident

USA
1383 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2005 :  7:03:40 PM  Show Profile Send Knit kitty a Private Message
The ugliest thing I ever knit has to be the Lion Brand Chenille Thick-N-Quick afghan for my DS. The thing wormed within minutes of completion. Unfortunately, DS loved the feel of it and would not part with it--until last week when we discovered that the yarn was disintegrating all along one edge. Of course, he wanted another one (No Way!), but was talked into a pillow made out of Touch Me instead. Now I just have to get to a yarn store...

I was never so glad to throw out a project.[crazy]

~Rebecca

"Nothing, why?"
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Mean Mama
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USA
1138 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2005 :  7:59:06 PM  Show Profile Send Mean Mama a Private Message
Last Christmas I found myself at one point attending Mass in a Catholic assisted living facilty. One little old lady came down to services wearing a skirt of crocheted "Granny Squares"--BRIGHT acrylic red, white and green, in various combinations. She looked like a walking afghan nightmare.

I have never seen anything so hideous in my life. Of course, she was a sweet lovely thing, and I felt terrible about gagging whenever it crossed my line of vision. It may not be on a level with the german website sited earlier (which IS u-g-l-y) but this item was on a living person (not a mannequin).

-- Mean Mama
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Busyhands
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USA
1496 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2005 :  9:06:32 PM  Show Profile Send Busyhands a Private Message
Anita,
I think those enormous turtlenecks are so you can hide your face in shame about how the rest of you looks. Kinda the same theory as the guy who had to close his hood all the way over his head so no one would know who it was wearing the hairy knitted pants.
Lin

"Wearing cheerful, multicolored hats is a public service, easy to perform, and of incalculable value." - Anna Zilboorg
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Cameellie
Honorary Angel

USA
900 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2005 :  7:29:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Cameellie's Homepage Send Cameellie a Private Message
For a wide range of knitting horrors try www.youknitwhat.com.

Cameellie
Sometimes the only thing between me and something illegal is the thought of a lifetime of group showers and no knitting.

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Susan T-O
Permanent Resident

USA
2481 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2005 :  07:23:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Susan T-O's Homepage Send Susan T-O a Private Message
My project was a pair of what came to be known as The Butt-Ugly Slippers. It was the first shaped project in the "teach yourself to knit" book I used to, well, teach myself to knit. They were made from a thick hand-spun wool in sort of a beige-y color and dark green (didn't have enough of either color to make the pair, so used both in random clumps). I'm sure you are all familiar with the pattern; it's knit flat, then folded, seamed, and the toe drawstringed (drawstrung?) closed. Hideous! My husband valiantly wore them a couple times, then "somehow" they ended up in the wash and became the Butt-Ugly Cat Toys.

--Susan T-O in Long Beach CA

"Implying that Fran can't knit is kind of like implying that the Pope can't pray."--RachelKnitter
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kitkatknit
Chatty Knitter

184 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2005 :  7:59:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit kitkatknit's Homepage Send kitkatknit a Private Message
Susan T-O, I'm still laughing!!! I usually make Butt-Ugly Cat Toys on purpose. But now I have a plan for what to do with anything that comes out knitted butt ugly!!! Thanks!

http://spaces.msn.com/members/joyofspin/

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Momo
Seriously Hooked

635 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2005 :  8:59:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Momo's Homepage Send Momo a Private Message
That was hilarious, Susan T-O. It's rare that I actually laugh when I read something on the 'net. Thanks.

Cheers,

Charxc

http://kungfuknitting.blogspot.com/
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Andy
Seriously Hooked

USA
774 Posts

Posted - 08/30/2005 :  7:56:57 PM  Show Profile Send Andy a Private Message
My first sweater. And I gave it to my mom, pure wool yummy Red Heart, in those days I thought it was the greatest. It was gold/mustard with thin black threads all through it and was called something like "Old Gold". It really was hideous, looked like my black cat had already shredded and sat on it. To top it off, my taste is quite eccentric and I just felt *something was missing* so I had to use all extremely antique and huge buttons, many with rhinestones, from my grandmother who was a Romany/French Gypsy (read flambouyant/bright colors/wild). Yes, those were some buttons, all ten of them! Mom is more like HER mother, an Amish-raised woman! No wonder she never wore it. Besides it was as baggy as the peeling off a raisin, sans insides! I still liked it. Go figure.

Andy-wommon
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Sabrina Fair
Seriously Hooked

United Kingdom
639 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2005 :  05:15:24 AM  Show Profile Send Sabrina Fair a Private Message
I made exactly to pattern a yucky candy pink, blue and pale green mohair and cotton fleck top. Goodness knows why. I knew as I was making it that nobody would want or wear it. I gave it away and I hope the person I gave it to gave it away in turn. As far away from me as possible. I hope I didn't sew a hand knitted by... label in it but its so long ago I can't remember. Hopefully I am now a lot more discerning but I guess every so often one takes a complete aboration.

Sabrina

Sabrina fair,
Listen where thou art sitting
Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
In twisted braids of lilies knitting

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KL
Permanent Resident

6041 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2005 :  06:28:34 AM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message
OMG- I'm choking and laughing all over the computer with all of your discriptions! What a great way to start the day after all the anger and frustration that we have been generating! KL
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blueknitter999
Warming Up

USA
89 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2005 :  10:27:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit blueknitter999's Homepage Send blueknitter999 a Private Message
Jesus. I'm going to have nightmares from this stuff (http://www.strickolino.com) especially the one where the man is wearing the knit bodysuit, and poking his head out like he's a bad little boy. Ug. Nightmares.

Check out my blog: http://berrieh.blogspot.com/
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claudiam
Chatty Knitter

USA
144 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2005 :  6:43:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit claudiam's Homepage Send claudiam a Private Message
The ugliest thing I ever knit was a sweater that I got from a Knit It Magazine. I think it was my fault that it was ugly because I didn't use the right size needle for the neck so the ribbed neck was all stretched out (2) Homespun another Lionbrand creation does not wash well so it looked funny. I really hate Homespun now, everything has to remain unwashed. (3) I didn't know how to bind off the shoulders. It has all fuzzed over because of the washing and I can't fix it without making it a mid-driff I think. I think that's the worst. I think You Knit was is the funniest blog, especially when one of the ladies goes off about one of Berroco's creations look under my eyes my eyes! http://youknitwhat.com If this isn't right check one of the other posts it has it I'm sure.

Claudiam
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mokey
Permanent Resident

15375 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2005 :  8:18:38 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Colour wise it would have to be a pair of socks for my drag queen impersonator friend. The socks were knitted from a self patterning yarn in hot pink, lime green, turquoise, and white/grey jacquard bands.

Fashion wise, I started to knit a tie but then looked and it and stopped.

"An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther King Jr.
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