The sweater curse basically states that if you make a sweater for someone before you're married, the likelihood that you'll break up is exponentially greater. I think it's something akin to Murphy's Law... You spend all this time making something for someone, just watch them walk away with a handful of your Malabrigo stuffed in their suitcase.
Not the worstedddddd!!!!
I've made knitted objects for past boyfriends, but I'll be completely honest-- I never made a man's sweater until now. I even made a pair of socks for Andrew:
I also wonder if the giver notices when the curse works, but doesn't notice when the curse is broken. How many of you have knitted a sweater for someone you actually ended up staying with? Or is it just a matter of time before we're all drawing up divorce paperwork?
Suddenly, the knitting karma gods pop out of the ceiling: YOU KNEW THE RISKS YOU WERE TAKING WHEN YOU STARTED THAT ARAN FISHERMAN PULLOVER. YOU KNEWWWWWWW.
(Ooh, of course I'll remind you to enter to win the yarn-- just a few more days!)