Tuesday, 4 December 2007

The Ugly Sweater Party

There are not enough theme parties, in my opinion. Enter: The Ugly Sweater Party. Jen mentioned her friend Adam somewhere in an earlier post (she is knitting him a hat, which I believe is forthcoming to the Teamknit blog any day now!) and he is the one who throws the annual Ugly Sweater Party. The concept is simple: Wear an ugly sweater. Come to a party. Let the good times roll!
Men decked out in sweaters that only Bill Cosby could love, and the women looked like their mothers and grandmothers, circa 1981. Ah, ugly sweaters.

Jen wore a barbie pink shapeless 80's sweater with black sequin stripes, and I wore a gold and black sparkly 'mom' sweater with flying-squirrel sleeves (because sweater should give you a wing span), shapeless enough to instantly give you that I've-had-4-kids kind of figure. We went shopping (with Rebecca, see below) at Value Village for our stunning finds.
The funny thing was, the idea of an ugly sweater is so subjective. And there was a lot of lively debating with strangers at the party over whether or not a sweater was truly 'ugly'. And we were never really sure if our friend Rebecca's sweater was ugly, or just way too big: espeically not when we realized it was an Adrienne Vittadini. What a find!
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Facebook is now littered with a billion photos of that night. Several photos I do not exactly remember being taken, and Jen and I spent waay too much time having a drunken conversation about how we should knit an entire chess set, and how we would go about knitting the different peices. I sloshed around a lot of wine during that conversation.

That's my kind of party.

A bunch more ugly sweaters here: http://www.kineticform.com/

8 comments:

Glenna C said...

OK seriously, this is the BEST IDEA EVER. Now I suddenly want to have an Ugly Sweater party. And I love the pics, personally I think your sweaters aren't ugly enough ;)

Team Knit ! said...

We tried so hard! Next year I have the best sweater ever - kittens and googley eyes.

Yep, that's kittens and googley eyes.

jsun

orata said...

What is this aran sweater doing at that party?

I kind of like your crazy gold and black mom sweater. My favorite is the one with the soaring eagle sewn on the front.

Sophie said...

OMG such a good party starter !!! We recently have a "mystery Murder" party and we were dress so bad that was hard not to laugh too often...
I think glenna is right you had protect your dignity, your sweater should have been worst...

Hope you had good time !!!

Team Knit ! said...

orata: I know right? That's our friend Glenn wearing the aran sweater. In his defense he didn't know it was an "ugly" sweater party, he just thought it was a knit sweater party.

jsun

Viktoria said...

haha... good times! I love crazy idea parties

Katie said...

It's amazing how cute everyone looks in their ugly sweaters! Perhaps, when everyone wears one, they cease to become ugly. Don't worry, I'm not suggesting we take back the ugly sweater as some sort of new so uncoool it's hip subculture thing... but as for the party idea...fantastic!

James said...

That is genius! Not just because it looks like fun, but because it gives me an excuse to buy those horribly tacky sweaters I so admire in thrift stores. You have given me a true light in my life. Thank you.