Sunday, August 28, 2005

WTF???

I received the KnitBits newsletter from Berrocco the other day:



Are they kidding me? Does anybody think this "vest" is nice? I think it tops (no pun intented) anything in my "Just Because You Can Knit It" post of a few months back.

I know that the more patterns a yarn company can put out there, the more yarn they will sell, the more money they'll make, the more yarns they can produce. Blah, blah, blah, blah. I get it. I'm in marketing.

But this thing? What were they thinking?

Dear Berrocco:
I've got a few cats with a couple hairballs they'd like to add to this "design." But I don't think anyone would notice...

12 comments:

rincaro said...

Yep. That's raising the bar on ugly.

M.Thom said...

I actually have made three of these and am rotating them through my wardrobe. Gypsy is the new preppy...









Just kidding!

Hell, I can't even knit anything beyond your basic scarf and hat combo. And when I move on to bigger and better things, they certainly won't be as butt ugly as that is!

Valerie said...

Hidious!!!! yuck yuck yuck!!!

but yet, so colorful!

Chela Jane said...

Arg, that thing is freakishly awful! Words cannot express my horror.

Gatsby said...

Haha that was funny. I bet some old lady will knit that up though.

Kat said...

Is anyone surprised that that pattern is "FREE"?! ;)

Marissa said...

Blecch. Your razor poncho wasn't even that ugly. And the colors were much better. Yuck-a-doo.

laurie said...

I'm totally making that! It'g going to be my next project!

heh

Actually, I love Berocco yarns, I do. But I'm not a vest girl, not at all. Not even if the vest is that purty :)

Adi said...

Some Grandma somewhere will be making that for some poor grandchild. I sure hope it isn't my grandma making it for me..eeek!

ms c said...

yes, that is hideous. but, at the risk of offending, and, really, i don't mean to.....not all "old ladies" and "grandmas" have terrible taste. it's just not right to say "it looks like something an old lady would make/wear" as a put-down for a pattern. after all, some of us old ladies rock! i'm just sayin'....

Bonnie said...

I actually like it but minus the crochet bunting (what else should I call it?). And in a solid color. So I do like it very much with a few tweaks.....but I loved to layer over tees in the fall.

Ms. V said...

That is truly the most atrocious thing I have ever seen.

My eyes hurt.