Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The ugliest sweater in the world... but it's finished!







I have finished the ugliest sweater in the world. It was a strange thing, because I was compelled to finish, even though I knew it would be ugly, and would be something that would be worn only within the confines of my own home on a very, very cold day. It's knit from Rowan Biggy Print. It's not the yarn's fault. It's the fault of the fool (me!) who decided that a sweater made from such bulky yarn would ever be pretty (or even remotely flattering). Alas. It is complete, and now it can be squirreled away until the winter comes. Why do bad sweaters happen to good people?
It's good to have it off my back, though. I expect to finish a dress for my daughter today or tomorrow, too. According to my math and my destash/finish schedule, that means I can cast on a new project! I think that I am going to begin work on a pair of baby bell bottoms, pattern courtesy of Alison at the blue blog. http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_baby_bell_bottoms.html

And in happier Independence Day news - here's a picture of my beautiful blog namesake (her initials are ZEN) celebrating her first 4th of July.


6 comments:

Queen of the froggers. said...

Are you sure you didn't get that sweater from my local charity shop, it looks remarkably similar to one I knitted in the same yarn!!!! :) Baby is cute.

georgie said...

Zen is one beautiful baby! But the sweater isn't that awful -- I have seen much worse. Maybe with just the right shirt underneath . . . ?
Georgie

Penny Karma said...

Pictures of babies. That's what every blog needs. In fact, I'm thinking of having another one just so I'll have cute pictures to put on my blog. (Hubby's allergic to cats, or I'd go that route.)

LadyLungDoc said...

Wow, I'm not a baby person, and my first thought when your page loaded was "What an incredibly cute baby!!"

Madison said...

I know that this is a little off topic, but I just have to say, this blog is SO not ugly! haha. I saw you on knitty and had to check in and see what the complaining was about =) Keep up the good blogging!!!

Annie said...

Zen is gorgeous. That sweater IS ugly! I mean, seriously, ugly. But it DOES look comfortable and warm, and these days comfy goes way above pretty in my fashion world!! ;)