I’m more than two weeks in to my no shopping challenge and I will admit that I’m not finding it easy. I keep typing my favourite shop urls into my browser, and I have found myself scrolling my way through shirts and dresses and shoes, before I really realise what i’m doing. Yesterday I even made my way in to the city centre, and walked past beautiful shop windows full of gorgeous fabrics and interesting shapes.
And I have bought not one single stitch.*
I have managed to work my way through the heap of clothing that was serving as my wardrobe, to tidy things back in to drawers and on to hangers. And I managed to do a fairly successful job of it, with just one tiny flaw. I do not have enough space for all of my clothes. This is partly because the bottom drawer of my main chest of drawers is full of things that aren’t clothes. I’m going to have to take a look at that. But mostly it’s because I have a lot of beautiful knitwear, and the thing about beautiful knitwear is that it takes up space.
I’m hoping that this will be a temporary problem. Once spring starts making an appearance it will be acceptable for me to put my thickest, warmest jumpers – the ones that make the most demand on closet space – into storage. Either under my bed or into the attic space. And I will not have to think about the problem of knitwear for a good 6 or 7 months, until the leaves start to change and the wind blows up again. Right now though it is freezing, and the last couple of days have seen a fierce wind and a tiny sprinkling of snow, so I am living in my jumpers and cardigans, switching them up to provide some variety to what, otherwise are remarkably similar outfits. I have a thing about jeans too.
*This is a lie. I have bought some stitches. The stitches in question are currently on my knitting needles, and brought to my attention an oversight in the rules I shared in my last post. Once finished they will form part of a beautiful cardigan. I won’t let it happen again though!