Friday, April 22, 2005
Men who wear sweaters
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I am knitting this sweater for the shop. It is from "Men in Knits" Interweave Press and it is out of Rowan Polar.
Don't get me wrong, I really like the sweater and I only have one and a half sleeves to go, but who is going to wear it? Everytime I have knit anything for a man it has been a disaster (Annie, don't do it!). Mr Yarn wouldn't in a million years wear this sweater. It is too big for almost everyone I know. You are asking yourself why I knit it, aren't you? Well, it was another mannequin story. I will save HIM for another time. I am making this for a male mannequin that I bought for the shop. It ends up that the mannequin that I bought is a bit scrawny. This sweater is going to swim on him (I will probably name this mannequin "Chip").
Anyhow, the moral of the story. . . Don't knit for men.