Gin. Knitting. Monkeys. What more could you ask for?!

01 November 2005

I didn't stand a chance. . .

These were my submissions to the YOU KNIT WHAT?!?!?! ( contest. But clearly, I'm not even good enough at being bad.

The first is not so bad. EXCEPT when you realize it's a MOTHER/DAUGHTER set. Urgh. Good thing the giftee has enough sense to NOT wear her sweater when her daughter is wearing hers. I hope.

In any event, I didn't really bother with a pattern for either design (other than the colorwork), which is okay for a kidlet pattern, but what this photo fails to capture is my absolute inability to shape the armpit into anything that covers the band of a bra. Sigh. And hey, MUDFLAP GIRL?! That's gotta be at *least* as bad as a dinosaur!!!

Oh, and the use of safety pins to hold the straps in place? CLASSY.

Again, nothing inherently wrong with this, except the absolute lack of gauge. Not only do I not know what it's supposed to be, but I'm sure it changed at least 12 times in the course of this sweater. My solution? BUY MORE YARN (cheaper than more cowbells, Purl). Hey, works for me.

I thought the tortured, haunted pose only hightens the dramatic impact.

Clearly, The Monkey agrees.


At 5:28 PM, Blogger Calzone said...

knitting fascist!!!

At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Kristy said...

You better be careful - Hugh Hefner will be begging you for a baker's dozen of those tank tops for his girlfriends! :)

At 9:24 AM, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Cal - I'm a knitting socialist. And just for that, no sacrificial virgins for you!


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