Today I bring you something that truly makes me cringe. These are not fugly in and of themselves. In some (read: unused) lights, they're kind of cute. I'm sure it was very useful, perhaps necessary, back in the day, but the thought of making it modern times truly horrifies me.
It's knitted diapers. Well, okay, knitted diaper covers, I guess, but it will all work out the same in the end (especially on that end). They're called "knitted soakers," so that kind of tells you just what they're going to be used for.
It's actually from a really nice site, Glamarama's vintage knitting patterns. There are some really cute patterns there (like this sexy blouse). (Also, there are some very silly hats , which might get their own post later.) But....I just couldn't do this to my knitting. Babies do a lot of gross things. I have enough issues with the thought of a baby barfing on a sweater. This is why I will only make baby things out of washable yarns.
I'm sure things like this and cloth diapers are wonderful and lovely and good for the environment and will pamper your baby's bottom, etc, etc. But you're making something the kid is going to poop on. And not just any poop, technicolor baby poop.
No, no, my friends. We have moved past an age where these should be knit. (Or at the very least, used.) Make something that collects less disgusting body fluids.
Also, in a blantant attempt to destash, I've decided to host an ongoing fugly contest. Have you personally knitted something fugly (like my Mrs. Clause sweater)? Or something that started out all right but has gone horribly, comically wrong? Send me a pic. If I use it, you could win fun things from my stash. Enter as many times as you like. Void where prohibited by law, and all that.
What's in my stash? Some good stuff, I assure you, and I promise not to send you the Red Heart Acrylic. (Unless you want the Red Heart Acrylic, in which case, hey. We can discuss it if you win.) Hopefully I'll get a ravelry invitation soon and you can see the goodies for yourself.