Tuesday, January 22, 2008

No Sweaters

I went shopping yesterday. I actually just had a few errands to run, returning and exchanging a couple of items, and having lunch out for a little treat. I only had one rule for myself. Absolutely, positively, no kidding, was I allowed to buy any sweaters. I have what some might consider an excessive number of sweaters.
But what is excessive, really?

To some people a dozen sweaters might seem excessive. To others...well, perhaps it's better if I don't put down exactly how many sweaters I have. I wouldn't want to give Tom cause to faint dead away in his office chair as he reads this. And I might just possibly have sweaters in similar colors that are almost identical - but not quite. Like my two light purple ones. They are cable knit turtlenecks but one is a slightly different color of purple. Completely different really. Completely.

So. No sweaters.
Well. I might, just possibly, have purchased a sweater. OK. Two. Oh, all right. For God's sake, you are a nag. Three. That's absolutely it. Just three. One might have been a black turtleneck when I actually already technically have a black turtleneck. But it does not have a cable knit design. And it was not only $10.13 ON SALE. And this one could totally be a fall back sweater. Like, what if that one gets a snag? Or is in a suitcase that gets lost? What would I do then? I would have NO BLACK SWEATER. Yeah. I see you have no answer to that. It's exactly like this one, in case you are interested in purchasing one for yourself.

And the other two? Well, I had just picked up some light blue corduroy pants at the dry cleaners and was walking through Penney's and mulling over the fact that I had no sweater that matched those pants perfectly when, LIKE A MIRACLE, I saw this sweater on the rack. At that EXACT MOMENT. Or sometime close to then. I'm sure it was the same day I was thinking about those pants. Anyway. It's a really interesting, loosely woven sweater that kind of looks like someone made it by hand. It was on sale for $13.50. So, of course I had to get the peach and gray one too. You know you would have too.

Aren't they CUTE?


And look HOW GREAT it matches the pants?


Now that I am thinking about this, these sweaters are really good investments. I mean, I can wear them all winter. And next winter too. Great investments. And the way the stock market is doing lately? This may be the best investments I've made lately.

1 comments:

Barbara said...

Good investment!