Thursday, September 15, 2011

Object of Ugliness

You can't really tell but the cardigan in the book promises a lovely garment to however takes up the challenge of knitting it. This is not the case. This cardigan is both a testament to not knowing when to quit ( the story of my life I think) and ugliness. It is really hideous. It's like a horrible school cardigan. I've been knitting it for about 3 years. When dad was in Ross Home for those 12 weeks I knitted the front about 3 times and it is still full of unsightly mistakes.

So why carry on with this thing.? Well one reason is because I dont like to leave projects unfinished but also it has been quite literally keeping me sane when I've been travelling to some of the most obscure and at times unlovely places in the South Island. After the night meetings are done and all I have for company in the motel room is sky T.V and me , this knitting porject has become my friend. Now that it's nearly finished I am almost becoming fond of it. I may even decide that it looks beautiful on me after all.

I have been in my new job for exactly one year this week. I have also had a whole week based at home. This is very unusual  and Ive enjoyed cooking in my kitchen and sleeping in my own bed. Next week Im off to a lovely part of Otago. 3 days working in Wanaka. Now that will be a lovely spring treat.

Happy spring.

Cheers Marg


  1. The dreaded cardigan! I look forward to seeing the final product. As do all your mates I bet!

  2. Sometimes the great thing about a project is the fun of doing it. I would class every patchwork quilt I've made in that category now that I think about it. Must have been nice to bunk in at home for a week, have fun up in Wanaka, I hear the movie theatre there is great.
    Love J.

  3. Well Marg I am a huge fan of ugly things. If you won't wear it, I'll take it off your hands. It suits my style perfectly.

  4. Uhmm, I'm wearing a very similar cardigan as I could be the same pattern and was scored from the Ranfurly Catholic Women's LEague Op shop for somewhere between $6 - 10. I wouldn't normally pay so much but the wool is home spun and very fine and it was brand new.I must admit I have looked in the mirror and felt that it does nothing for my particular figure but I see even the model had it unbuttoned and that seems to help the chunky, blockness of it. It's really comfortable and cosy. Who knows, yours may become a favourite down the bottom of the garden where nobody sees or cares.
    By the way, the word recognition for this comment is 'revolte'