I decided, as the lovely Mumsie sent me some money for new clothes recently, that I'd pop into H&M on Northumberland Street and try something on.
Big mistake. What started off as retail therapy has resulted in a need for therapy. I hate clothes shopping. Why is it that clothes designers/manufacturers believe that anyone above a size 12, can fit their arms into sleeves the same size of a person who's a size 8? And for goodness sake, WHERE ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO PUT YOUR BOOBS?
I tried on so many clothes this morning, skirts, shirts and dresses. It was so depressing, I actually cried in the changing room. I eventually found a (rather see-through) black shirt, which isn't the most summery item of clothing, but is very nice, and rather smart. It will be useful for crits and design reviews. An architect can never wear too much black :o)
Anyway, I have concluded that I:
a) need to spend the rest of my life in the gym
b) look like ****
c) am very glad this book arrived last week:
I am in love with this book. Particularly with this jumper:I have decided that, if I manage to pass this degree, I will knit this jumper for my graduation. It's knit in Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb (aran/worsted weight). Obviously with my student budget I can't afford that scrummy yarn (Mumsie stated, 'clothes'. Yarn that will be made into clothes does not count. Mumsie is no fool. grrrr.)
Any suggestions for yarn? I have a US contact who can send me Knit Picks yarn (very cheap, aran weight cotton). HOWEVER, I will be going to WoolFest in June. So, the question is, should I wait to buy yarn from WoolFest, which will leave me only two weeks to knit the entire jumper?
Help blog readers, I need advice!