- I got rid of ALL my skivvies and turtlenecks as I find them to be suffocating. I am uncertain about how it is that I managed to build up a collection of 7 such styles if I despise wearing them.
- A long line grey cardi seemed like the ideal addition to my wardrobe one Winter, but in wearing it I discovered that it just clung horribly to my hips and crept up over my bottom - not a good look.
- Another long line 'lounge wear' type cardi made me feel like a desperate housewife (of which I am neither), so it was culled before I even got to wear it. It was way too drapey and and a little too "homely" even though that's what I desperately seek from a cardigan.
- Knits with extreme piling - I'm looking at you acrylic.
- I sadly threw out a couple of knits which quite clearly due to not being worn for an extended period of time had become delicious meals for moths.
- Culled also were a couple of short sleeved knits (one with a turtle neck even!) a concept which I do not understand. If you are cold enough to wear a woolly knit, why on earth would you want bare arms?
A small pile of knits survived my cull sessions and now sit folded neatly in my drawer. Nevertheless, due to fit and quality issues, all but a few are destined to be culled in the future as soon as I upgrade and buy replacements.
I really long for one of those gorgeous cozy knits (sans all the problems listed in my opening paragraph and the above list) that ends up becoming my 'go to' on a cold Winter's Saturday or Sunday. I've had a quick look online and the styles below take my fancy if money was no object (but it always is).
|Top row: La Garconne 'Moderne' alpaca handknit sweater in black, heather grey and cream, Etoile Isabel Marant 'Claire' cropped pullover, Crumpet raglan sleeve cashmere sweater, Bottom row: Chinti and Parker striped knitted organic sweater, Peter Jensen waffle knit cardigan, J.Crew fisherman cotton-blend cardigan and Hope 'Ease' cardigan|