Can We Call This “Festive”?


I started this post months ago (and forgot it in my “drafts” file), it was originally entitled “Christmas in July.  Since writing a blog post takes forever with O running around like a madwoman, I decided to keep my original post, but add this little disclaimer. 


This is what happens when my husband calls from work and says he needs an ugly Christmas sweater for the store competition the following day.  A poor unsuspecting cotton sweater that has been in his closet for years becomes my next victim.


Bill Watterson’s epic cartoon Calvin and Hobbes.

My inspiration was the hysterically, morbid snowmen created by Calvin of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes.  I was originally creating zombie snowmen when hubby came home and started tossing his ideas into the mix.  The results was a hideous, Snowman Assassin Sweater that although it got a lot of laughs was disqualified from the competition for being a bit off theme.


The entire creation was made with odds and ends from other projects and cost me absolutely nothing. Due to the previous wear of the sweater, it was off grain and I was unable to get the bottom panel completely even. Although I used a ruler to run a line dissecting a row of the knitted diamond texture, the finished results are quiet haphazard.  It didn’t show up quite so bad laying on my work surface, but I like to think it adds to the “ugly factor.”


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