This year I joined Me May May, pledging to wear one garment I had made each week that I never or rarely wore, and to reflect on why I didn’t wear it. I missed posting last week, because I was so busy with getting The Dartmoor Yarn Company out into the world, but I did wear my final me made that, prior to this May, I’ve only worn once since I finished it about a year ago.
I’ve worn this sweater four times this May and I really like it. The problem is that it’s a lacy sweater. When you wear a lacy sweater, you have to be careful that what you wear underneath doesn’t shine through and look bad. A pale cami is the obvious solution. However, because it’s a knitted sweater, I often get too hot and want to take it off . But I can’t, because I don’t want to walk around with my underwear exposed. I do have a white t-shirt and a white vest top, but they’re so boring, I don’t want to potentially expose them either. And, of course, when it’s cold enough to guarantee I’ll need to keep my sweater on, a lacy sweater’s no good, because all those holes make it too cold.
So, every time I look at this sweater in my wardrobe, I decide to wear something else, because whatever the weather, it’s not the right weather for a lacy sweater.
Is it just me that struggles with this one? And if it is only me, why don’t you get yourself in a mind jam over lace sweaters?