- Grey Abercrombie pullover fleece
- Black UH hoodie
- grey Knox hoodie
- Old Navy sleeveless, no closure cardigan (light weight)
- Colbalt blue V-neck pullover (medium weight)
- Saved by the Bell long sleeve, wide neck pullover
- GAP fair isle zip up hoodie (heavy weight)
- leopard print DKNY cozy (light weight)
- brown cowl neck pull over (medium weight)
- Teal cardigan (medium weight)
10 sweaters total and only 3 would be considered "athletic apparel". Victory!
The UH hoodie was actually a gift for my children that just happened to fit me so I've been wearing it - but it's going to get packed away with the boys stuff at some point. The fleece is almost threadbare and I wouldn't wear it in public so I've been debating getting rid of it. If I had to only keep one sweatshirt it would be Knox, hands down.
Sweaters get a little more complicated. I know that I at least need 1 light, 1 medium and 1 heavy weight sweater. I know for sure that I need a pullover and a cardigan. I also know that I prefer natural fibers because they regulate heat and cold better.
The lightweight cardigan needs to go. I was all excited when I found it at the thrift store, but its just not as functional as I imagined it in my head. I've always wanted a light little knit bolero or shrug but I probably imagined it in a different color and/or with buttons.
The Saved by the Bell top is our sister gift from last Christmas. I can't hang onto it forever, but I'll give it until this Christmas (when I will be choosing the matching sister gifts) before donating it.
Mr A thinks I should get rid of the blue sweater but I wear it a lot. It would need to be replaced by a shirt weight long sleeve sweater - I'm thinking something nautical (boatneck and stripes).
For being such a weird color, the hooded sweater works. I wear it a lot and its super warm. I don't know if I would consider it as my "cardigan" choice (it can't be dressed-up), but its not leaving my wardrobe anytime soon.
I just got this DKNY cozy on Ebay (a somewhat impulsive purchase) and I'm still on the fence about it. I love the concept and the fabric (cashmere and silk!) but the pattern/color is bizarre. It might have worked better in boring ole black. I guess you take what you can get for cheap on Ebay. Maybe I'll try making something similar if I can track down plush enough fabric.
I'm not entirely satisfied with the brown pullover because its acrylic. But I like the color and the fit so I guess it stays until something better comes along. This teal cardigan is a little tight (stretchy) in the body. I would have preferred a looser fit.
Currently I am working on knitting a sweater (which I just now realized doesn't fit into my scheme so it might end up as a gift) and I have seriously debated whether I should buy or knit a cardigan. I love this pattern for the Shapely Boyfriend Sweater from Knitty and would like to make it with a striped yoke out of merino wool.
I almost feel like I'm going to have to start over with sweaters...