Today is National Sweater Day as designated by the WWF. The idea is that you turn down your thermostat by 3 degrees and put on a sweater for the day. But they designate that this should be an ugly sweater. My first thought was, “I’m a knitter, I don’t own UGLY sweaters.” My workplace has extended this day into a week and upper-level management were given “ugly” thrift store sweaters to wear. Really some of their ugly sweaters are more outdated than ugly, like 80’s purple sweaters with pink and green fair isle squares or velour tracksuit tops (not really UGLY but not really work appropriate attire). Of course some are well…. think Bill Cosby in the Cosby Show.
My question is, why does the WWF think that ugly sweaters are warmer than nice, pretty, or funky ones? I propose we create a group Knitters Against Ugly Sweaters (K.A.U.S.) to help educate people that non-ugly sweaters have the same insulating qualities as ugly ones! In fact, depending on the fibre, they might even be warmer than ugly sweaters. To start the process I made a couple of buttons, using my fabulous B-Stylin Button Designer, to both educate and inform people that my sweaters were not ugly, in case of any confusion. One of my fellow on-campus knitters is also sporting a button. Will you join us in the K.A.U.S. mission?