ChristelJ - Thank you for the feedback! And always nice to meet other knitters/crafters. Adding bits of color through accessories is a great idea I think, as it can easily satisfy the urge, while not being too much of an investment. Also a great way to test out a new color, so I think that’s a good way to start for me. I am actually sewing some pink throw pillow covers, and thought I might make a little coin purse with the leftover fabric. Also just had the idea of adding some pink embroidery to a simple white t-shirt…
And yes, reaching a place where I am able to pour some energy into this feels major for me, and it is definitely a version of self care, I think!
Jenava - I need to get better at using my measurements when ordering online! I actually have my measurements written down on a note on my phone for easy reference, but somehow forget to use them. Some stores (like Boden for example, which is where I recently made one of my failed purchases) even have the garment measurements listed.
I think another challenge for me is that I haven’t been in stores and tried things on for quite some time, and with changing styles and cuts, I don’t have a good grasp on what fits me anymore. For example, I ordered a bunch of sweaters last month from & Other Stories, and failed to notice that they all had fairly voluminous sleeves, which looked ridiculous on me. Also, after sending back a variety of wide leg pants, I have learned that I need my pants to be fairly fitted around the hips and upper thigh, so a slightly flared shape works better for me. Lesson learned, even if it’s a slow journey.