Yes, my dears, it's true. Many of you currently own a really Ugly Afghan. It might be so ugly it's pretty. Kind of like this blanket my daughter is pictured with up there. She's six now, and full of opinions about what's ugly and what's not. For the record, she loves this picture.
Side Story: I Have No Ugly Afghan
None of my grandmothers knit. There was, however, my Great Aunt Eva. She was married to Uncle Elmer and they lived on a farm in rural Nebraska. Weighing in at 90 pounds, with an iron will and a perm to match, old Aunt Eva was a crafting machine! The blanket you see here was made squares of her old saved polyester pants suits. The other side was made with squares cut from Uncle Elmer's old work overalls. The thing weighs a ton and is about 50% cute and 50% ugly and 100% one of my favorite things.
Yesterday's post asked The Afghan Question. Now it's time to answer that question. Let's find the world's ugliest afghan!
Ugly Afghan Contest Rules:
- Enter by e-mailing me a picture of an Ugly Afghan you own, along with a few words about it. Who made it for you? Why do you keep it? What memories do you have associated with it? My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for e-mail submissions if Friday, February 25.
- On Saturday, February 27, I will post pictures of the top five finalists.
- All five finalists will receive a custom-designed button for their blog saying "I was an Ugly Afghan Finalist." If you don't have a blog you can put the button on your Facebook page.
- The winner, as voted upon by my readers, will receive enough non-acrylic yarn to make a really lovely throw. As we all know, a throw is always more tasteful than an afghan. (See Immutable Knitting Law #2.)