Saturday, July 28, 2007

It's Not Even Friday Anywhere

How could I have missed Fugly Friday? Well, I got a little busy. Cleaning the stash sent me off cleaning the entire apartment. Not just cleaning, cleansing, as I've removed bags of stuff for charity. I should not be allowed to watch Oprah, that's all I have to say.
Apparently the Fugly Friday contest has run its course, since I haven't gotten any new submissions this week. It's still open, should you knit something fugly or find something really bad on the internet. And now the stash is all up there on the link and badge, so you can see exactly what you could win.
For example, you might find a picture like this:
It's the Punk Jacket from Crystal Palace. Perhaps the punks elsewhere in the world are very different from the ones I knew when I dabbled in punk in high school. But I don't know anyone who would wear this. Especially not those cooler-than-thou punk kids. (Well, okay, maybe I know one person, but she's definitely not a punk.)
Everything about this is wrong. The shape is wrong, the sleeves are wrong, the stripes are wrong, and for the love of god, the yarn is wrong. Could we please, as a knitting community, ban fun fur? Please? At least on garments for people over the age of seven?

7 comments:

Amanda said...

I knew something from my Friday was missing! Wow.. that's quite a jacket there.

As for fun fur, after knitting with it my first and only time - I agree! Although I must admit that I have looked at the cat bed from SnB a few times, but I know in my heart Jasmine would never sleep anywhere that she was actually supposed to sleep.

http://staciesadventures.blogspot.com said...

Definitely not punk! Maybe neon nightmare, but what could have possessed them to name this "punk"?

Here's my entry:
http://vintageknits.com/osc/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=5576
Either the men's or women's patterns qualify as butt ugly!! Combination of weird geometric patterns and fugly color choices--yik!
~Stacie

joy said...

there's hope yet. michael's has had all of their lion brand fun fur on clearance for a while...

Amanda said...

BTW - I stole your idea of the Flickr images on the sidebar. It was too cool not to.

DK said...

Maybe it's punk like, the verb, you know, like, we're punking you by trying to make you think anyone would wear this....and then Ashton Kucher jumps out and bans fun fur....

Carrie Penny said...

Maybe they were thinking of Punky Brewster's hair... You know, fun furs are great, just not all over!!

Barb said...

Um.

I know I'm in that critical phase as a newbie knitter where any credibility I might have gained by knitting ten socks is offset by the slightest admission of this nature but...

well.

I kind of LIKE that jacket. If it had long sleeves, I'd wear it.

But I wouldn't want to knit it.

I know I should post anonymously but it's not like anyone actually respects my fashion sense anyway.