Words of Wisdom

Youth is wasted on the young.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Some Things Must Be Shared

Whilst looking for an old knitting pattern requested by my mother, I came across this.



I wonder if that gentleman kept this picture in his portfolio?

Seriously! I don't think that, even in the eighties, I would ever have inflicted this monstrosity upon a male friend. Tellingly, the blurb at the front of the pattern collection says:
'Not forgotten are knits for men- you'll want to steal them for yourself...'
I would venture to suggest that any knit for a man that you wanted to steal for yourself was probably not suitable for a man. So what do you think readers? Am I being too harsh?

7 comments:

The Honourable Husband said...

Yes, that's a particularly girly knit for a man. His smile seems rather forced.

spiky said...

well, it looks comfy but kinda old.

hello from Philippines.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Well then again, you did find it amongst your things, right?!?! :-) :-) :-) JUST KIDDING!!!!!

Arizaphale said...

In my defence, it was simply one pattern in a lift out booklet from a women's magazine. Come to think of it, the women's patterns were pretty vile too...oh well, it was the 80s.

Maggie said...

Oh. Wow.

There are almost no words.

I am embarrassed for him. Yikes!

carrie said...

oh. oh. nooooo...
spring cleaning comes early down under - time to part with the horrible, horrible 80s patterns.

Stacy said...

No, not harsh at all. That was a monstrosity for a man even then LOL!