I finally do-ed it, frogged the sweater. I feel like it was the right thing to do, and even just seeing the photo on my blog a few times started to give me the willies because I could see how hideous it was becoming. Wish me luck folks on swatching and improving my techniques!
Yes, I have lost 5 lbs. already in the past three weeks. This feels really affirming since I was resisting anything vaguely diet-restrictive for the last two months of school. I want it, therefore I deserve it! In fact these first five lbs are the ones I gained in that time, so I really get to make progress now, with the next ten. That's my goal, nothing ridiculous, but having lived the whole school year with a car almost careening out of control style, I hope to set down some better attitudes and plans for the coming year.
I'm off to the thrift stores to look for old sparkly brooches, the kind my grandmother wore and the ladies at my church wore, which we all thought were so lame. They will adorn some of my felted things, and I'm really excited about the potential for glitzing up that they present.