Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Anybody Want to Buy a Sweater on EBay?

My bff is one of those rare people who used to knit, and was very good at it, but doesn't knit anymore. One of the first things she ever made was a pair of argyle socks. I think that's pretty impressive, for a newbie knitter. About 30 years ago, she made a Lopi sweater similar to this one, for her husband.


He picked the pattern and yarn and she poured her heart and soul into that sweater--it's really beautiful. He. Never. Wore. It. She never knit anything ever again.

She is still pissed off to this day. I don't think I blame her.

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  1. Maybe she ought to keep the sweater and find a new husband to fit it. I keeeeeeeeeed --- I think. LOL

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  2. Dang! I would have kept on knitting and just put him on the banned list.

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  3. What a beautiful sweater. And argyle socks. Wow. For a new knitter. She is not afraid of a challenge. How cool. Maybe you could tempt her with a challenge such as hmmm steeking entrelac or something. :)

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  4. My husband is very supportive of my knitting, but he is not that interested in having me knit him a sweater. I made us both happy by knitting him a Christmas stocking instead. He loves it, appreciated how much time it took me (my first fair isle project!) and now that he knows Santa leaves a present in it, there's no doubt that it'll get used over and over again :-)

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  5. Wow!! what a beautiful sweater. I'm with Vanessa, I'd keep knitting but wouldn't knit him anything anymore.

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  6. That is about the saddest knitting story I've heard. :( I wish I had some sort of witty remark but I'll just go ahead and second what Dee said. :p

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  7. Personally I would tell the hub if he doesn't want to wear it I will find someone that will

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  8. Does she want to make me a sweater?

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  9. That is so sad! I would also have to agree with Dee and/or Annemieke...

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  10. Yup, he'd be bumped off my knit list!

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  11. And this is why I am dithering about my DH's lovely cabled sweater, which may or may not be a cardigan--I don't want my choices to be either give up knitting or kill the freak. To make matters worse, I bought Alpaca Silk for his sweater. It's too d**n pretty for a dude's garment.

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  12. The world needs more knitters. Hope friend decides to pick up the needles again.

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