“Rob, I’m telling you this for your own good, that’s the worst fuckin’ sweater I’ve ever seen, that’s a Cosby sweater. A Cosssssssby sweater!!! Did Laura let you leave the house like that?” – Barry, in ‘High Fidelity’

on christmas eve, my aunt brought along a book titled, “the museum of kitschy stitches: a gallery of notorious knits.” my sister & i started flipping through the book and started hysterically laughing… each page has one knitting atrocity after the other paired with Stitchy McYarnpants’ (a/k/a Debbie Brisson) commentary as if the visuals weren’t funny enough!

Along the same lines, Threadbared.com published a book compiling photographs of sewing, knitting, & crocheting atrocities from the past sharpen (between the 1940s and the 1980s). The authors openly admit that they have no knowledge of sewing or knitting, but they don’t hesitate in criticizing diy projects gone bad.

with the increased popularity of knitting, i think it is important to keep everyone in check…please say no to fugly knits & cosby sweaters! if you are thinking about taking up the craft or if you are simply in need of a laugh on a dreary monday check out the below books & rspective web sites.


Museum of Kitschy Stitches: A Gallery of Notorious Knits $10.85 @ amazon;

Threadbared: Decades of Don’ts from the Sewing and Crafting World Kimberly Wrenn, Mary Watkins of threadbared.com $12.74 @ amazon;

also, be sure visit their blogs!!

wonder where they get their material? ebay has a whole slew of fugly knits that debbie seeks out for inspiration. here is one i found on ebay this morning…

you know in case anyone has a need for a
balloon baby bunting…may god bless any baby that gets stuck in this thing.

2 Comments on cosby sweaters, a definite don’t.

  1. TessaJ
    January 22, 2007 at 5:58 pm (11 years ago)

    Funny, but I just watched that movie last night! It’s such a great line. I love Jack Black.

  2. platinum blonde
    January 22, 2007 at 6:09 pm (11 years ago)

    oh my god i LOVE that movie! my boyfriend & i were watching it the other day…i need to replace my copy…i only have it in VHS!