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Arielluria
09-18-2009, 11:49 AM
A while back, one of my favorite podcasts (Knit Together) did a show called What Not To Knit (http://www.knittogether.org/content/episode-15-what-not-knit). It was a kind-hearted discussion of things they would NOT want to knit. They did a great job of mentioning projects without hurting anyone's feelings.

Today in my email I got this from Knitting Daily and I thought an interesting discussion here would be what would you NOT knit or NOT wear?!? I hope this doesn't turn into a heated discussion :teehee: LOL!

I mean, really..............?!? What the..........:hmm:
http://www.knittingdaily.com/resized-image.ashx/__size/500x375/__key/Interweave.CommunityServer.PostThumbnails/00.00.03.41.36/champagne_5F00_fizz_5F00_hat_2D00_144.jpg
(Champagne Fizz Hat (http://www.knittingdaily.com/media/p/34136.aspx))

jomac30
09-18-2009, 11:57 AM
I wouldn't waste my time!!!!!!!
No one would wear it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

saracidaltendencies
09-18-2009, 12:03 PM
:roflhard: Oh man, I would LOVE to see someone wearing that! Even the model looks like she feels dumb wearing it :teehee:

Seriously though, there are some things I just don't get...I mean yes, knitting is definitely enjoyable, but, it's a lot of work and if you're going to invest a lot of time into a project, wouldn't you want it to be something awesome?! Well, there are those things that are awesome simply because they're so ridiculous...lol...But yeah, there are a lot of things I've seen that I know I would never touch because there's no way I'm going to invest a lot of time on something that's just ridiculous...and not in a good way...lol

OH! Which brings me to a pattern I saw in the most recent issue of Knit in Style: the "Big Stitch Capelet (http://www.knitnstyle.com/issues/2009/october/gallery.shtml)"...It's awful (no offense to anyone who may like it...lol)! With big boxy shoulders and way too thick yarn! You definitely have to have a very slender figure to get away with wearing that one (if you're even brave enough...lol).

gargoylelib
09-18-2009, 02:51 PM
OH! Which brings me to a pattern I saw in the most recent issue of Knit in Style: the "Big Stitch Capelet (http://www.knitnstyle.com/issues/2009/october/gallery.shtml)"...It's awful (no offense to anyone who may like it...lol)! With big boxy shoulders and way too thick yarn! You definitely have to have a very slender figure to get away with wearing that one (if you're even brave enough...lol).

Ok, wow, when I saw that the first thing that came to mind was Tina Turner in Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome :D

gingerbread
09-18-2009, 02:58 PM
I got that same email and of course I did look at the patterns. When the hat showed up I never laughed so much in my life. Not even my GD would wear that.

Arielluria
09-18-2009, 03:33 PM
Ok, wow, when I saw that the first thing that came to mind was Tina Turner in Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome :D:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:ROFLMAO.......TOTA LLY! YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD! SOMEONE SHOULD PHOTOSHOP THAT WITH HER HEAD ON IT......:teehee: P.S. SORRY FOR THE CAPS, I'M IN A HURRY.

saracidaltendencies
09-18-2009, 04:07 PM
Ok, wow, when I saw that the first thing that came to mind was Tina Turner in Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome :D


:roflhard: AHHH! It's so true!!! :roflhard:

mathwizard
09-18-2009, 04:31 PM
Now I believe that way back in my mother's pattern books there is a hat that is all covered in pompoms and I actually like it. The ball are small and cute. The boxy look is definitely out. Mad Max can keep it. Do you remember a little while ago someone posted a link to some really disgusting outfits worn by the whole family. I think that fits this category of what never to knit. If you won't wear it don't knit it!!!!

OffJumpsJack
09-18-2009, 05:18 PM
OH! Which brings me to a pattern I saw in the most recent issue of Knit in Style: the "Big Stitch Capelet (http://www.knitnstyle.com/issues/2009/october/gallery.shtml)"...It's awful (no offense to anyone who may like it...lol)! With big boxy shoulders and way too thick yarn! You definitely have to have a very slender figure to get away with wearing that one (if you're even brave enough...lol).

Kind of looks like what the NFL players wear under their jerseys.

Perhaps that capelet is for "babes" that play roller derby? Based on the a strategic opening in the front. :thumbsup:
:roflhard:

Jan in CA
09-18-2009, 06:47 PM
I saw that. It's awful, I can't imagine anyone wearing it or wasting time to knit it! :shock:

Lisa R.
09-19-2009, 06:26 PM
I'm with y'all. The time invested, and the expense, even for cheap yarn makes it not even worth it for a joke, to me! (I did send the link to that hat to my dd and "threatened" to knit it for her! :rofl: )

Arielluria
09-19-2009, 07:22 PM
I'm with y'all. The time invested, and the expense, even for cheap yarn makes it not even worth it for a joke, to me! (I did send the link to that hat to my dd and "threatened" to knit it for her! :rofl: )Yeah, these I guess can be considered "using your knitting powers for evil, not for good" :teehee:

Simply_Renee
09-19-2009, 10:00 PM
OH! Which brings me to a pattern I saw in the most recent issue of Knit in Style: the "Big Stitch Capelet (http://www.knitnstyle.com/issues/2009/october/gallery.shtml)"...It's awful (no offense to anyone who may like it...lol)! With big boxy shoulders and way too thick yarn! You definitely have to have a very slender figure to get away with wearing that one (if you're even brave enough...lol).

When I turned the page and saw that- I was like OH DEAR GOD!

I wholeheartedly agree. It was so full-on horrid that I showed it to a friend... who claimed to like it.

Apologies all around to the designer & anyone who likes it. It's not for me though.

Simply_Renee
09-19-2009, 10:02 PM
Here's my personal fave. Tell me this dude wasn't paid big money to wear this. (http://www.knittingdaily.com/media/p/31715.aspx)

Simply_Renee
09-19-2009, 10:06 PM
RE the champagne fizz hat- when I read the description I really did LOL

"This hat nods to high fashion with its 37 pom-poms,"

Then again I know very little about fashion... (thank goodness!)

lelvsdgs
09-20-2009, 10:11 AM
Kind of looks like what the NFL players wear under their jerseys.

Perhaps that capelet is for "babes" that play roller derby? Based on the a strategic opening in the front. :thumbsup:
:roflhard:


This looks like the ultimate gag gift you knit for someone and watch them try to like it and find nice things to say about it. Then you give them their real gift and have some laughs:roflhard: ... of course, you'd have to know the person very well...

bambi
09-20-2009, 10:51 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Yeah, with the champagne fizz hat I thought, "what were they thinking?" Knitting Daily usually comes up with such CUTE patterns. It was about the only e-mail that I didn't download the freebie patterns.

Yes, the capelet reminded me of football pads, too. Geez, my shoulders are big enough. I always have to cut regular shoulder pads out, even when they were fashionable.

yaelbaruch
09-20-2009, 11:04 AM
Ok, wow, when I saw that the first thing that came to mind was Tina Turner in Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome :D

Rofl, I don't think anyone could come up with a better description than that :P

Also, I'd never knit Houndstooth Cardigan from that same catalog, tbh, it just seems like... Well, a mixture between retro of all sorts and all kinds of different years.
Not my taste.:aww:

AH1OZ
09-20-2009, 11:50 AM
you might want to watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JECqTU19Np0

haha

AH1OZ
09-20-2009, 11:57 AM
and just because this website is funny

http://whatnottoknit.wordpress.com

Arielluria
09-21-2009, 07:03 PM
:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:
http://whatnottoknit.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/monkey_dress_original.jpg

Jan in CA
09-21-2009, 07:34 PM
:passedout: :roflhard:

saracidaltendencies
09-22-2009, 09:04 AM
Ya know, I think that dress would actually be really cute if it weren't for those monkey faces and that horrid bow! And, well, if it were knit in a different color...hahaha

Arielluria
09-22-2009, 10:44 AM
I think that dress is a modern day chastity belt. Doesn't it look like a 'formal'?!? Imagine going to the prom in that. :roflhard:

saracidaltendencies
09-22-2009, 10:51 AM
:roflhard: yeah, you definitely wouldn't have to worry about anyone else showing up in the same dress!

Jan in CA
09-22-2009, 01:58 PM
I think that dress is a modern day chastity belt.

Oh I don't know about that... I'm pretty sure guys wouldn't care and would have all kinds of 'banana' comments to make... Know what I mean? :lol:

mathwizard
09-22-2009, 03:13 PM
I think the show would have been better labeled "What not to wear or grab something off the bed"!!! Again what are we telling future generations of knitters???????????:chair:

Arielluria
09-22-2009, 03:19 PM
Oh I don't know about that... I'm pretty sure guys wouldn't care and would have all kinds of 'banana' comments to make... Know what I mean? :lol::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

Arielluria
09-22-2009, 03:20 PM
I've been invited to perhaps be guest podcaster on Knit Together for the sequel ;) How exciting! Soooooo keep 'em coming! I need more material!

luvmykid28
09-22-2009, 04:19 PM
Ok, wow, when I saw that the first thing that came to mind was Tina Turner in Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome :D
Me, too.:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

luvmykid28
09-22-2009, 04:29 PM
:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:
http://whatnottoknit.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/monkey_dress_original.jpg

I don't even have the words....That took A LOT of time...why????

luvmykid28
09-22-2009, 04:30 PM
:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:
http://whatnottoknit.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/monkey_dress_original.jpg

Oh I don't know about that... I'm pretty sure guys wouldn't care and would have all kinds of 'banana' comments to make... Know what I mean? :lol:

hahahahaahahaha!!!!:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Arielluria
09-22-2009, 06:09 PM
I don't even have the words....That took A LOT of time...why????WHY indeed! :hmm:

Arielluria
09-22-2009, 06:13 PM
Here's my personal fave. Tell me this dude wasn't paid big money to wear this. (http://www.knittingdaily.com/media/p/31715.aspx)Or......there's some big time criminal evidence on video against him. :teehee:

Arielluria
09-22-2009, 06:28 PM
Someone posted here on KH a totally WNTK (what not to knit) thing not too long ago, anyone know how I can find it? It was a family of 4 in "body" suits! :roll:

saracidaltendencies
09-22-2009, 09:51 PM
Oh I don't know about that... I'm pretty sure guys wouldn't care and would have all kinds of 'banana' comments to make... Know what I mean? :lol:

:roflhard::roflhard: Ain't that the truth!!

Lucy78green
09-23-2009, 08:15 AM
Someone posted here on KH a totally WNTK (what not to knit) thing not too long ago, anyone know how I can find it? It was a family of 4 in "body" suits! :roll:
That blog isn't working anymore, which is a shame as it was hillarious. I think a lot of people objected to those suits, but the blogger didn't knit them, she was just criticising whoever did knit them!

Arielluria
09-23-2009, 10:44 AM
Bummer, that was a great what not to knit! What was the name of the thread here on KH though? If there's a pic, I'd love to send it to Tammy at Knit Together (podcast).

Jan in CA
09-23-2009, 11:58 AM
I think I posted it so I'll see if I can find it, but I think it was linked to the blog not posted here as I didn't feel it was appropriate for here and still don't.

ETA: yep, just a link unfortunately.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=92968&page=3

saracidaltendencies
09-23-2009, 03:27 PM
Was it something similar to THIS (http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,25670241-5005380,00.html)? WARNING!!! NOT safe for work or in front of young kids should you view link at all.

Lucy78green
09-23-2009, 04:30 PM
Similar, but worse

Arielluria
09-23-2009, 04:33 PM
Was it something similar to THIS (http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,25670241-5005380,00.html)? WARNING!!! NOT safe for work or in front of young kids should you view link at all.Oy! That's way worse! :thud:

saracidaltendencies
09-24-2009, 04:55 PM
:roflhard:

Yeah, it's pretty bad, but, I gotta admit, I do find it hilarious! That's one of those things I'd totally dare, like pay dare someone to wear in public!

Ronda
09-24-2009, 09:36 PM
My daughter just said she'd wear it on Crazy Hat Day at school. Unfortunately, I'm not willing to spend my time/money/efforts on that hat for one day out of the school year!

saracidaltendencies
10-14-2009, 10:06 AM
Ok, had to bring this back up 'cause I just found some HORRID things! :roflhard:

Scroll down to the ski masks! :shock: After the devil face, keep scrolling...LOL


http://poppalina.typepad.com/my_weblog/free_patterns/index.html

Arielluria
10-14-2009, 10:14 AM
Oh man! :roflhard: Thanks! The clown one is my personal favorite!

Lisa R.
10-14-2009, 04:57 PM
Oh man! :roflhard: Thanks! The clown one is my personal favorite!

At least no one can see your face to recognize you while you're wearing it!!!:rofl:

On the other hand...if you keep scrolling down---that baby wedding jacket is beautiful!

saracidaltendencies
10-19-2009, 02:53 PM
Oh man! :roflhard: Thanks! The clown one is my personal favorite!


Yeah, I think I have our family Halloween costumes planned out for next year...I can't think of anything more terrifying than those masks!! :roflhard: