Lesley Bell of London, Ontario knitted this fabulous SWEATARD for our very own John Tard. Here's how in her words:

How I Made John Tard a Sweater.

by Lesley Bell

Hello friends, my name is Lesley and I'm here to tell you an awesome story. It's a story about Charles Manson, John Tard, some knitting, and blatant self promotion.

A couple of months ago, the 3tards played an intimate and sweaty show here in London. At this show, John spied a Misfits sweater being worn by a member of the Black Donnellys, which happened to be made by yours truly. One thing led to another, and we wound up negotiating a sweater of his very own. Instead of a huge cock and a major-league set of balls across the front, we decided on the 3tardified Charles Manson motif with the band's logo across the back.

Patterns were graphed, yarn was purchased, a sweater was born. I love the way it turned out and John is pretty happy with it, so everybody wins! Hooray!

Oh, and just for the record, I could have TOTALLY done the cock and balls theme as well. I still might.


Lesley Bell
Chief Instigator,
Thuseybelle Custom Knittage