And thanks to my blog, I can dump it on you.
You've probably caught on by now, I knit a lot of gifts for people, and will often take requests or discuss ideas with someone before knitting, to avoid giving presents that someone won't like (and therefore won't wear, making it a massive waste of my time and money). Okay. So what do I do when someone requests something I KNOW is unflattering?? Knit it anyway? Refuse? At the moment I'm trying to find something similar-but-flattering, but... I dunno. Should I just knit it anyway? It'll get worn, I know that. It just won't look good. I'm at a loss.
Anyway. Comments? Suggestions? Sarcastic remarks?
Edited to add later, around 8:30 PM, EST:
I had a request for detail on why it's unflattering (and thanks for the feedback!) so here goes...
In a nutshell, it's someone with a generously figured size, who wants a traditional knit that involves Large. Broad. Very Contrasting. HORIZONTAL STRIPES. Or what will look like horizontal stripes at a distance of over three or four feet. (Plus the dropped-shoulder thing is SO unflattering, but I'd fix that, regardless.)
Instead of full-on, all-over patterning, I'm thinking a Swedish style yoked sweater with lots of action around the neck line (to call attention to the face) and a nice, calm, solid color (with waist shaping!) down over the rest of the bod. And no ribbing at the hips. Ever. (There should be a law.)
Or else I try to knit something with vertical patterns (sideways fair-isle?) and go insane.