Sunday, 30 October 2011
Object of Lust I Spurn Thee!
Outside my bi-annual binges I try to keep out of temptation's way and have deleted all those notifications for sales that I used to get by email. I don't wander around clothes stores either or trawl the charity shop racks. Sadly, though I like the concept of buying secondhand on impulse, all bar one or two of the things that I've purchased this way in the past don't represent good value because I worn them so infrequently. But I can't stop those pesky pop up ads that try to seduce me into buying things that I wouldn't have known about without their presence every time I log onto to the Internet. It's because of them I'm in lust with this entirely impractical sweater from All Saints and someone out there in the ether knows that I love. All that's keeping me from freezing my shoulders off this winter is that it costs a cool £150, which is not substantially different to this autumn's total spend! Now, I'm not a knitter myself, something to do with not being able to maintain regular tension, but surely with a pair of scissors, a needle and thread and perhaps a packet of dye, I could make some nifty alterations to an Ebay cable knit if I'm still in lust during next year's splurge?