Friday, September 19, 2008

Just Say No!

With the holiday's approaching: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas...I would like to take this opportunity to address holiday sweaters. There is only one time it is appropriate to wear a brightly colored, bulky, multicolored ugly sweater, and that is when and only when you are dressing up as Bill Cosby for halloween. And really, past the late 80's who does that anyway? I don't care what the lady on Quacker Factory tells you, Halloween sweaters are never a good idea. Never.














16 comments:

Lisa said...

Haha! My husband works with a lot of older women and they actually have a rule in the dress code that the "holiday sweaters" can only be worn on the holiday or on the Friday before if the holiday occurs over the weekend. He says the holiday sweaters are a big deal around there.

S said...

Oh dear god. I can't believe someone actually took the time to make something that hideous. (I have to admire their mad colourwork skills, though.)

Angelika said...

As a knitter I appreciate all the efford and the work that went into those peaces, but there is no way in the world somebody should actually wear them.

Enjay said...

please, next time could you post some sort of warning sign? my eyes...

Nana said...

I worked at a private K-8 school ... saw these sweaters and many more like them. Along with candy corn earrings, fancy socks, etc. Amazed and hurt the eyes.

Bleu said...

These are all...wow.

Knitting these would certainly get me some attention on the Friday night bar crawl!

Anonymous said...

My mom is an elementary school teacher and she wears these sweaters! We actually had to make the rule that she could dress this way for school and then imediatly come home and change before going anywhere else!

Anonymous said...

AHHAHA!!

Truth be told, there's a couple of those sweaters that I actually LIKE!

Of course, only to be worn a few days before Halloween!

They are very creative to say the least!

joyce said...

I agree with anonymous---my boys' elementary teachers all had these and wore them all the time. They had sweaters themed for each holiday. I thought maybe they wore the bright sweaters to keep the little guys awake in class. Their sweaters were a walking story book.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who goes to an Ugly Christmas sweater party each year. They spend a lot of time choosing the right sweater and they try to out ugly each other.
The photos from these events are hilarious!

Kay said...

OMG. i LOVE Halloween sweaters! I sometimes get them myself.....

but i prefer to tell my mother that the most hideous ones are the most fantastic... she would pick them anyways though!

Darling said...

As i read this, and laughed to myself at all the hideous sweaters before me, i thought to myself "oh my gosh, my mother owns atleast four of these patterns".

The most recent one to memory is the second from the bottom.

*sigh*, its been a good long time since she wore them, atleast.

I remember as a kid i always enjoyed when my teachers wore these. It made them seem less like old bats, and more like warm friendly inviting grandmothers.

Alonzo Riley said...

No way. Most of those are garish and hideous, but the pumpkin squares one is fashionable and slick. I'd sport it, and I'm a fashionista!

Sarah said...

hideous. Someone took the cat lady and made her craziness into a knitting pattern... several actually. I must say I practically lose my lunch when I see sweaters such as these "posing" as "clothing."

Mudhooks said...

I have to agree on the "pumpkin squares" one. I quite like it. Although, being a bit... big... I would look like an explosion in a novelty fabric store.

The others are horrifying, which might actually be their selling point.

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