Seems I can now be officially crowned "The Sweater Queen of the United States". [I was going to say North America but I know my Canadian Tadpoles have me all beat there.]
I will wear my sash with [ahem] pride but, I haven't counted them. In actuality I am afraid to count them, but I am guessing I have enough sweaters to last until now and the new year.
There's something not right about that.
I am not complaining - it is just that I have a tendency to hold onto my clothes forever. Unless something is ripped or stained then it becomes a keeper. I must be very, very kind to my sweaters or not eat while wearing them because I have what seems to be a gross of them in my armoire, closet and drawers. [Next stop - the linen closet. No. I am not kidding.]
I think the problem is because sweaters are too forgiving. They fit no matter what. When I can gain weight they'll grow with me. Now that I have lost weight they bulk me up to hide it and still look okay. They aren't like jeans, dresses or shorts that have to be switched out when you grow/shrink. Sweaters have accommodated any and all fluctuations in my body for the past...oh.....20 years? [Yes, I do actually still have sweaters from college and my first marriage.]
Here's another thing - sweaters don't really go out of style if you go the classic route, which I tend to do. [I didn't say classy - puhleese - just classic - think boring.] I don't own any of those fun, holiday, jingly sweaters - I think the closest I have come to cutesy in a sweater is the one with snowflakes - so it appears my sweaters are lasting the test of time and fashion. [Notice I don't have any from the eighties tho'. Too bad. They would go great with Sandra's hair. heehee]
Besides the lack of storage space ["Sorry honey I need that drawer for my sweaters. Your socks are going to have to be kept in the bathroom cabinet. k'thanks."] I don't want to get rid of any of them. They were either gifts, bought for a special occasion or are attached to a fond memory.
So what's a girl to do? I was thinking of taking a nod from an awesome blogger "30 dresses in 30 days" [so cute!] and doing my own "30 sweaters in 30 days", but I am too dang lazy for that.
Besides, I like you guys too much to bore you with my